Church, State, and Competing Ideologies Regarding the Indian Removal Act of 1830

Controversies surrounding the 1830 Indian Removal Act reflected the Early Republic’s problem of church and state. “I most sincerely desire that the historian, who shall write a hundred years hence, may be enabled to say… Georgia has not repeatedly, within a few years past, threatened to take the lands of Indians by force,” wrote Jeremiah[…]