Andrew Jackson Letter To The Indians Summary Essay

Jackson and The Removal of the Indians
One man can have the ability to change history. Many leaders have come and gone but Americans have never seen a one like Andrew Jackson. Unafraid of his rivals, Jackson was a fierce individual that was not to be reckoned with. His upbringing had a lot to do with the person he developed into. A fire was lit within him after being taken by the British army and then assaulted. He then made it his mission to defeat the British for good. He created an army out of an untrained local militia, slaves, and Indians. After the demise of the British army, America was considering the expansion of its borders. And so, the talks of Indian removal began to rise. (notes)
As John Quincy Adams’ successor, Jackson made it…

This too can demonstrate the true intentions of someone’s actions. In his letter to the Indians, Jackson refers to them as “Friends”. Friend’s true definition is a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile. Now by definition, Jackson is in no position to call the Indians friends. It just another tactic in showing how much actual respect he has for the Indians. Also in this article, it is visible president Jackson lacks the understanding of the culture of the Indians. He then claims that he is removing them for their own good, otherwise they will fall to their demise. Jackson is referring to this as a mild threat. Comparing this article to the one from congress Jackson’s choice in words vary greatly. He refers to them as savages and then turns around and pretends as if the removal is in their best interest. It is clear that he wants the removal to occur as fast as possible so that The United States can start expanding its borders further west. In the note to the Indians, he proceeds to give them a list of “stipulations” which are nothing more than ultimatums. And if the Indians do not comply with them they shall be punished. Jackson also mocks their culture by stating “May the Great Spirit teach you how to choose”. This further extends the lack of actual empathy that Jackson has for these people. He lacks the ability to emphasize…