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Answered 2011-09-13 14:04:11

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As an open ended answer, the following are NOT reasons used by the United States Government for moving the Indians from their lands by force:

  • The United States is a fair and equatable nation that can be trusted.
  • The United States believes in honoring the treaties signed with native Americans for possession of the lands.
  • The United States Government believes it is treason to violate article 6 of the US Constitution.
  • The United States honored and respected the Indian.
  • The United States believed that Indians have the same rights as any other man, under law.
  • The United States believed that the Indians were in possession of worthless land.
  • The United States believed that the Indian would prosper on some of the most worthless land on the continent.
  • The United States believed that the Indian would assimilate to European ideals of surfdom, slavery and second class citizens.
  • The United States believed that the Indian would live comfortable lives as rich men from all the money they paid for the land they took.
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