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Write a commentry/analysis on Andrew Jackson's 1835 document on Indian removal.
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The end of the War of 1812, fought between the fledgling United States and Great Britain, ultimately led to the final recognition that the United States of America was an independent nation that could no longer be fought over by the perpetually warring European countries. It also signalled greater problems for the native American Indians. They could do little against the powerful white Americans who were "... everywhere like locusts..." (pg.42: III) interloping on tribal lands, "...shouting ecstatic praises to this new land of milk and honey...". (pg.165: IV). During the early nineteenth century, overcrowding in the East and soil depravation caused by over extensive cotton farming in the South, led to the exodus of thousands of men and women, willing to attempt to make their fortunes in the new west. One traveller wrote in 1817 that, "Old America seems to be breaking up and moving westward." (pg.294: I) A new hero also emerged after the War of 1812. Andrew Jackson, a renowned Indian fighter became President of the United States in 1829. President Jackson was not the first to advocate the removal of the Indian nations further west beyond the 'civilised' settlements of white Americans. It was however, during
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