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Bachelor of Integrated Studies in Applied Sciences
History and Geographic Information Science
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For well over a century, historians have pondered Andrew Jackson’s motivation behind the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Was Andrew Jackson’s decision for a massive social cleansing of Native Americans motivated by a personal agenda or by American calls for westward expansion?
Through a brief analysis of Andrew Jackson’s long and winding road to the White House, I hope to shed light on Andrew Jackson and his call for the forced removal of Native American inhabitants residing east of the Mississippi River. With such, I hope to give the reader a better understanding of Jackson’s attitude, military strategies, calls for vengeance, and his firm belief that one should be held accountable for his or her own actions. Jackson’s tragic childhood fostered a deep hatred and fury, shaped a man into a national hero, and defined an iconic President.
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Valentine, Austin, "Andrew Jackson And the Indian Removal Act of 1830 Personal Agenda or Territorial Expansion" (2018). Student Scholarship & Creative Works. 1.