The Drive for Removal Begins with Jefferson

Dr. Daniel Littlefield

The Mississippi legislature was relentless about pushing for removal, and President Andrew Jackson was a leading proponent. The idea for Indian removal, however, began with the Jefferson administration and the Georgia Compact of 1802.


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