Abuse of Power: Andrew Jackson and the India
The removal of the Native Americans was to be voluntary, but it was nothing of the sort.
In 1829, President Jackson stated to Congress about the Indian removal that, This emigration should be voluntary, for it would be as cruel as unjust to compel he aborigines to abandon the graves of their fathers, and seek a home in a distant land. What he said and what he did were on the contrary. The reason for President Jackson’s removal of the Native Americans was that many saw the Native Americans as uncivilized nations unable to adjust into the American culture. He repudiated his previous statement to Congress and said, “Doubtless, it will be painful for them to leave the graves of their forefathers, but what do they do more than our ancestors did or our children are now doing? ” Author Alfred A.Cave did an outstanding job on explaining the details and deceit of President Andrew Jackson and the government in regards to the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It was apparent that the author was for the Native Americans and did not agree with the Indian Removal Act of 1 830 and how it transpired. He portrayed that the President felt that the Native Americans were a threat to the government security.