The Indian Removal Act of 1830 gave the President of the United States the power to trade unsettled land to the Indians for land they inhabited in the same state. Andrew Jackson signed this act into law on May 28, 1830. It led to the famous "Trail of Tears" for the Cherokee nation, which led to the death of 4000 Indians who were removed from their land and forced to go west.Know More
The Indians had always been in danger of losing their land since the Europeans began arriving in America. Once the colonies became a nation, the government passed laws affecting the Indians' rights to land. One law prohibited them from actually owning any land. The Cherokees attempted to make themselves a sovereign nation in an attempt to carve out an area they called their own.
President Jackson encouraged the passing of the Indian Removal Act to allow him and future presidents the right to move Indians westward, giving them unsettled land in trade for their land east of the Mississippi River. Some Indian tribes complied with the law, but others resisted and refused to sign any proposed treaties. Those groups that did sign treaties found that the government did not always honor them. Within seven years, 46,000 Indians had been removed from their homes.Learn more in US History
There is no historical evidence to support claims that Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was a vampire hunter. This lore arose from the publication and popularity of a bestselling work of historical fiction entitled "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which was also made into a movie.Full Answer >
Benjamin Franklin never served as the President of the United States. However, he did serve as the President of Pennsylvania and head of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, a position equivalent to today’s Pennsylvania governorship. He served as that president for three years.Full Answer >
During his presidency, many members of Congress felt that Theodore Roosevelt overstepped the executive powers afforded to him as President of the United States. Roosevelt felt that large industry required an involved government, and used this rationale to exert influence over negotiations between labor unions and companies.Full Answer >
Ross Perot ran for President of the United States in both 1992 and 1996. According to Biography.com, he won almost 19 percent of the popular vote when he ran as an independent in 1992. He formed the Reform Party in 1995 and ran as its candidate in the 1996 election.Full Answer >