Andrew Jackson's Second Annual Message
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Even before he was elected President, Andrew Jackson had been instrumental in forcing Native Americans out of the South. Once in office, he continued this policy at an accelerated pace. The Cherokee nation was one of the "Five Civilized Tribes" in the southeast, and like all other tribes existing east of the Mississippi River, their removal was essential to Jackson's plan.
Andrew Jackson's Second Annual Message, was delivered on December 6, 1830 to U.S. Congress. He informs them of his progress with the removal plan, stating that is moving ahead smoothly and explaining how it benefits everyone involved.
Cherokee letter protesting the Treaty of New Echota
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