Andrew Jackson on Indian Removal

(1830)

Glossary

  • a new and extensive territory Indian Territory, in what is now Oklahoma
  • afflicting causing pain
  • animate living
  • benevolent well meaning or kindly
  • consummation completion or conclusion
  • embellish to make more attractive or to add details
  • facilities abilities
  • General Government the federal government of the United States
  • inanimate dead
  • Indian occupancy the right of Native Americans to live on their lands
  • liberal generous
  • pecuniary related to money
  • progressive advancing or improving
  • red men Native Americans
  • removal relocation or exile
  • render provide or give
  • retard slow the progress of
  • 12,000,000 happy people the population of the United States in 1830
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Andrew Jackson on Indian removal (National Archives and Records Administration)

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