This source is an excerpt from President Andrew Jackson’s annual message to the U.S. Congress in 1830. This message was sent to Congress in December of 1830, several months after Congress passed the Indian Removal Act. The document details Jackson’s feeling about removal of American Indians and how he thought it should be accomplished.
- According to President Andrew Jackson, why is removal good for the American Indian?
- Does Jackson view the American Indians as equals? How do his words either support or contradict this idea?
- How does Jackson compare the experience of American Indians with the experience of American settlers who were moving west?
Jackson, Andrew, "On Indian Removal," 6 December 1830. Courtesy of National Archives