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America was founded on stolen land from the indigenous Native Americans. Peace treaties were developed but most often never honored. America’s economic backbone was built by African descendants who were captured and bought to America only to be sold into slavery. The African people were not slaves prior to being kidnapped and brought to America. For centuries minorities have faced harassment, discrimination, deaths and other horrific atrocities.
The government also used federal legislation and executive order to take land from natives (broken treaties). In the 19th century, presidents like Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Grover Cleveland created small reservations for tribes that once controlled vast areas.