American West US Government Policy

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Indian Removal Act (1830)
46,000 Eastern Indians were fored to the west of the Mississippi River.
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Indian Trade and Intercourse Act (1834)
sets up the permanent Indian frontier between white and Indian land. Forts guarded the Indian from whites who wanted to settle on Indian land.
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US Victory of the Mexican-American War (1848)
This meant that the S gained new territories in the West. now the Indians were wedged in the middle instead of being at the western edge.
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Indian Appropriations Act (1851)
The government paid the Indians to give up land to the whites and move to smaller territories. On these reservations, white people could teach the Indians white skills such as hunting.
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Financial panic in the East (1837)
there was a financial risis and the prices of cotton fell. anks ran out of money, savings were lost and businesses closed. In some areas, unemployment reached 25%
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Farming crisis in the mid-West (1837)
the corn prices collapsed, leaving farmers to struggle. This wasn't helped the overcrowdng in the fertile areas
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sets up the permanent Indian frontier between white and Indian land. Forts guarded the Indian from whites who wanted to settle on Indian land.

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Indian Trade and Intercourse Act (1834)

Card 3

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This meant that the S gained new territories in the West. now the Indians were wedged in the middle instead of being at the western edge.

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Card 4

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The government paid the Indians to give up land to the whites and move to smaller territories. On these reservations, white people could teach the Indians white skills such as hunting.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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there was a financial risis and the prices of cotton fell. anks ran out of money, savings were lost and businesses closed. In some areas, unemployment reached 25%

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