Andrew Jackson’s Policies Regarding Westward Expansion

Discuss the topic of Andrew Jackson’s presidency, Indian removal, and Manifest Destiny.

Until the administration of Andrew Jackson, proposals for Indian removal were based on the assumption that Indians would go voluntarily or be absorbed by American society. In 1830 the issue of Indian removal became official with the passage of the Indian Removal Act. Discuss Andrew Jackson and his role as U.S. President. What conflicts or controversies occurred during his administration? What was your understanding of Manifest Destiny? How did this concept expand America’s concept of moving West? What conflicts did the U.S. encounter with Mexico? Who were some of the key leaders/figures involved in the conflicts with Mexico?