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Indian Removal Act of 1830: Problems and Benefiters

Explain who benefited from the Indian Removal Act. What were the benefits? What were the problems with the Act?

I understand the benefits were expansion of White settlement and the increase in cotton production in the southern states. I also understand the act was intended to be voluntary, but turned into a forced removal. However, I cannot seem to find any good resources to extend my arguments. Please help expand on my thoughts and provide some good references.

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Here are three good sites with overlapping and unique information:

http://www.civics-online.org/library/formatted/texts/indian_act.html

http://politics.laws.com/indian-removal-act

http://www.studyworld.com/indian_removal_act_of_1830.htm

The state with the greatest amount to gain from the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was Georgia. Georgia was already involved in a long running legal dispute with the Cherokee tribe that dated back to the Georgia Gold Rush of 1820.

It seems that gold is the prime motivator throughout the history of relations between the ...

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The solution discusses the Indian Removal Act of 1830 regarding the problems and benefiters.

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