The history of America did not end with The Revolution, but so many events followed and these events kept the history going to this day. Some of these events included the immigration towards the west of the United States, the conflict and wars with indigenous tribes especially the red Indians who were very fierce and who never easily gave fighting to protect their land from foreign occupiers. There was also the building of the railway across the land. Then the American Civil War came. The American Civil War is one a war that will be remembered throughout the history of the United States of American due to what caused it, its progress and the fruits of its end. All these touched and influenced the Native American culture to a larger extent.
Andrew Jackson and the Westward Movement
From early 1800s many immigrants were from Europe more especially from England and France. Many of the immigrants were following the foot steps of their ancestors who had early run away from these countries because of persecution which had taken place. Many came to the United States after wars of revolutions like the French Revolution. The immigrants landed in the east coast of the United States. As the population soared in the East coast many opted to move to the central and westwards of the US. For instance, Daniel, (1990) says “about thirty immigrants landed in the United States in 1818”. As many moved towards the central of the US they faced many challenges and some resistance from the indigenous Indian communities who were fighting for their land. Thousands of the immigrants settled in the unoccupied Appalachian highlands which were very fertile for farming activities. Within this period the civil war broke out and it disrupted the immigration patterns even though many people had already settled in many lands apart from the west coast. “Out of war nations acquire additional territory if they are vicious and unfortunately the new land is exploited by a few” notes (Butler…78). The migration to the west was to decongest the east side of America, some wanted to adventure, some moved to look for larger lands for farming. Industries and the rail network also influence some to move to the west to find jobs.
Andrew Jackson was elected President of The United States of America in the year 1832. This is the time when the migration to the west of the United States was at its but with great resistance form the Red Indians fighting viciously to secure their land. President Andrew Jackson signed an act that facilitated for the Indians to be moved from their ancestral lands including Mississippi. The president devoted most his time to talk about the policy that meant remove the Indians out of the way because by then commerce and industry were growing. He signed the policy and was committed to destroy the opposition of the Indians or destroy them. The president said, (Daniel…103) “Our conduct toward these people is deeply interesting in our national character.