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rkblythe
2015-11-03 10:00:00
Read the passage below. Then answer the question that follows using information and evidence from the text. May 28, 1830 Chapter CXLVIII An Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall and may be lawful for the President of the United States to cause so much of any territory belonging to the United States, west of the river Mississippi, not included in any state or organized territory, and to which the Indian title has been extinguished, as he may judge necessary, to be divided into a suitable number of districts, for the reception of such tribes or nations of Indians as may choose to exchange the lands where they now reside, and remove there; and to cause each of said districts to be so described by natural or artificial marks, as to be easily distinguished from every other ... Explain what this document tells you about life in the United States during the early 1800s.
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ttggirl27
2015-11-03 15:34:46

It shows how we were focused on getting the land from the natives by saying we own it and need to "relocate them" which just leads to a mass genocide of the natives 

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