Before and during Jackson’s term as president, Southern states argued that Native American land….
- Was under the authority of the federal government.
- Should be made into new individual states.
- Was under the authority of states governments.
- Should be given a Native American government.
The answer of the question above is number 3 which is Native America was under the authority of states government.
At the beginning at 1830s, nearly 125.000 Native American settled on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida land their ancestor had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives stayed in the Southern United States. They worked on behalf of white settlers who wanted to plant cotton.
American Republic such as President George Washington, wanted to solve the Indian’s problem using “civilize” the Native American. The aim of this civilize campaign is to make Native American as much like other Americans by encouraging them to learn to speak and read English and live independently by having their own land and other property. Even so, the maltreatment happened as President Andrew Jackson, who had been an advocate of what he called “Indian Removal”. in 1840 he signed the Indian Removal act, which gave the federal government the power to exchange Native held land. 10.000 of Native American had been driven off of their land in southern states and forced to move across the Mississippi to Indian Territory.