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

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Hello,

The beneficiaries were the people in various southern States who obtained the land that had belonged to the five Indian tribes.  The States received free land and no longer had to negotiate with the tribes in their States, who were forced to leave.

The main problem with the act was that it was an act of theft and cruelty against the Indians.  Today such as Act would be called ethnic cleansing and would be considered a crime against humanity.

I hope this helps!
- Mike  

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Michael Troy

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

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I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.

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J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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Truman Scholar

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