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Essay heading: Indian Removal (Zinn Chapter 7)
 
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Issue: United States
Written by: Keith Hodo
Date added: July 1, 2009
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In 1828 Congress passed the Indian Removal Bill which forced the Indians in the south to relocate or "be subjected to state laws." This Bill was strongly opposed by the north while it was supported by the south. The Bill, which barely passed it both House and Senate, was a support for the popular distribution of fertile Indian lands...
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The United States government was lured into the relocating of the Indians because it offered more farmland for southern farmers. As far as the actual relocation went, the task of relocating the Indians fell into the hands of the Army, who then mostly signed the task off to contractors. Indian attempts at conforming were futile and quickly crushed...
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