What Prompted Andrew Jackson to Push Through the Indian Removal Act?

The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced countless Indians from their homes to reservations and government lands on the western side of the Mississippi River. It was this legislation that led to the tragic Trail of Tears. [amalinkspro type=”image-link” asin=”B0778538QN” new-window=”true” apilink=”https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0778538QN?tag=amindcoc-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1″ addtocart=”false” nofollow=”true” alt=”The Native American Experience: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, The…

Manifest Destiny: Westward Expansion in 19th Century America

The title “Manifest Destiny” is a term created by newspaper editor to John O’Sullivan to describe a modus operandi of at least one significant segment of the U.S. Government and the American people during the 19th century. It describes the belief that the United States and its people had the God-given mandate to pursue westward…