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Manifest Destiny and Western Expansion

Manifest Destiny is a term to describe Americans desire to explore and expand across the entire continent during the 19th century. Westward Expansion began in the United States following the end of the War of 1812. Between 1816 and 1821, six new states were added to the union, and pioneer families swept westward to fill these new lands. While westward expansion impoved the lives of many Americans, it displaced thousands of Native Americans.
Both focus on gaining land and resources for a country. Manifest  destiny is exploring and claiming new lands, while imperialism is  controlling multiple pre-existing countries.
America's destiny is to take over all of North America (the whites,  of course).
Some members of Congress felt that President Polk's declaration of war on Mexico had been spurred by American tactics that were too aggressive. Some felt that the war's real goal was to acquire more slave territory.
Manifest destiny was a belief that expansion of the United States  was inevitable and justified. This was shown by such events as the  expedition of Lewis and Clark, the War of 1812, the Oregon  Expansion, the Homestead Act, and the Trail of Tears.
No, the term 'Manifest Destiny' was just another way of saying  'Imperialism.' It was also another excuse for displacing the native  people who had been constantly pushed west as development continued  in the United States. While the spirit of adventure was wonderful,  the belief that one had a...
    the reason was because the united states wanted to expand its economy.
Move west to start a new life   All americans wanted to explore the west for new  oportunities   Not all people were successful   In 1803 the us doubled in size with the louisiana  purchase   For many years, the british colonies clung  desperatly   Exspansions of the country was a...
Manifest Destiny served as a guiding principle of U.S foreign policy during the Mexican-American War, which was ingnited in 1846 by a dispute over the boundary of Texas
False. Manifest Destiny refers to the ideology justifying westward  expansion of the young American Republic. The inception and  invention of the steam engine was not a cause of this. That being  said the steam engine enabled American industrialization and  transportation infrastructure allowing...
It took place throughout the US.Manifest Destiny: The belief that the US should keep expanding to the west.
People believed that the land in North America was MEANT to be theirs, and that they have a right to be able to take it from whoever is occupying the land. =3
The final dispute was between the US and Great Britain, which divided the area in 1846. Four nations claimed Oregon Country at one time: Spain, Russia, Britain, and the United States. Spain dropped out of America with the Florida Treaty of 1819 and Russia dropped out with the treaties of 1824 and...
Manifest destiny started the dispute over the spread of slavery. Since before the Mexican-American War the states had argued about annexing new territory because of the spread of slavery. Also, this is more of a underlying factor and a personal opinion, I think that the northern population wanted to...
Expansionists believed that acquiring new territories was justified since the United States was spreading democracy into new areas. When writing in favor of the U.S.'s claims to all of the Oregon Territory, journalist John O'Sullivan wrote, "The American claim is by the right of our manifest destiny...
In 1845, John L. O'Sullivan wrote an article about the annexation of Texas and first used the term, manifest destiny. The idea was revived toward the end of the 1800's during the Spanish-American War, and also led to the the US becoming an imperialistic nation at the turn of the century.
the importance is:     In the United   States in the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the widely held   belief that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent.   This concept, born out of "A sense of mission to redeem the Old World by   high example ...
It was President James K. Polk who achieved it  with the Mexican War and is most associated with the phrase.
Well settelers would want to be in a rich area, and there was gold in the Caves of CA. So they all ran to the gold (hence gold RUSH) to get the gold.
It established procedures for how new states could be admitted to the Union.
after the USA got more land, by winning the Mexican-American war, they got the south-western part of the us and by purchasing the Mississippi land
Deffiition___Idea popular in the united states during the 1800s  that the country must expand its boundaries to the Pacific  Ocean...................   Most emigrants, like the majority of Americans, believed in  Manifet Destiny.
Manifest Destiny was the thought that the United States was supposed to own all or the land from Atlantic to pacific. It was believed to be the United States' destiny.
It was fate that the United States would continue to expand westward.First used in a newspaper article written by John O'Sullivan in 1845, the term Manifest Destiny was used to describe the idea that the westward expansion of the United States was inevitable because of fate. In 1845, John O'Sullivan...
The Manifest Destiny allowed the United States to expand to the  west. At the time, it is believed that California was the most  important state to this expansion.
It was bad. It pushed people out of their homes jut so the greedy Americans could have even more.
Manifest Destiny was used by American settlers in the 1840's to justify their invasion of Indian land--it was their "God-given right."
the settlers pushing the natives out of their land and taking the natives land. passing laws designed to make settlement easier.
Two examples of the "manifest destiny", an unofficial slogan and goal of many Americans was the Mexican War in which Mexico was forced to surrender territories in what is now part of Southwest America and California. Another example of this "idea" was the destruction of Native American Tribes and...
expansionists used the term "manifest destiny" to justify what belief?
the concept of manifest destiny changed American history in the nineteenth century by the united states expanding due to presidents buying states.(:
.A policy of imperialistic expansion defended as necessary or benevolent.often Manifest Destiny The 19th-century doctrine that the United States had the right and duty to expand throughout the North American continent.
Americans felt great pride as they continued to develop their  country.
Me personally I think that the everybody believed in the Manifest Destiny and the government achieved the land so my answer is yes
John L. O'Sullivan
Members of the whig party during the Mexican War
they believed that Indians could really kill them animals
Get rich quick, California Gold Rush
Manifest destiny was the quasi-religious and patriotic idea that the Western Expansion oif the United States was a divine mandate. There are echoes of this in the Battle Hymn of the Republic which also makes favorable glances ( though the operating method is mistaken)- of telegraphy ( By the dim and...
Manifest Destiny was the "god-given right" we had to move west and get all the states we have now like California, Nevada, New Mexico, Ariziona, Texas, Colorado and Utah. Places like those would still be under Spanish rule if it wasn't for Manifest Destiny.
People decided to settle west to the Pacific Ocean and south to  Mexico.
it was these words that inspired vast hopes and dreams among Americans.
The concept of "manifest destiny" assumed that the US was ordained to control the continent, which had previously been inhabited only by non-industrial native tribes. When it became apparent that no other country would seriously challenge the US in the Americas, manifest destiny became the hallmark...
The increased number of slave holding states would upset the delicate balance of power that existed in the US legislature where the lower house was in the hands of the more populated northern states and equality ruled in the Senate. Slave Power was something that the Whigs considered a threat to...
to expand settlers to the west beyond the Appalachians
The Manifest Destiny lasted for about ten years.
Manifest destiny moved all of the pioneers west because of the  belief that God was telling them that they had a purpose
When Thomas Jefferson authorized the Louisiana Purchase and sent Luis and Clark to explore all the newly begotten territory, that was an example of the manifest destiny. He purchased land that extended to the pacific ocean in an attempt to better america. Also, after the mexican american war,...
a belief that the United States should exert its control of the Western Hemisphere
Manifest Destiny was the term used to describe the idea in the United States, beginning in the 1840s, that the US was destined to expand from ocean to ocean and all of North America from north to south. It developed, in part, from a great surge of nationalism (patriotism) following the War of 1812,...
imperialism is when a militarily stronger country overtakes a militarily weaker country and colonizes it.manifest destiny is the belief in the God-given right to move as far as possible to settle new land.
I learnt this in GCSE History. Dunnow. Manifest Destiny is what the Americans believed that they should own all the land in USA
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It helped Americans
President Polk ... by wanting Texas.
Obviously since Manifest Destiny was the belief that the USA had the right to control the Americas from Alaska to the Straights of Magellan at the end of South America, the USA did it best to expand where ever it could. It bought the Louisiana Purchase from France. It purchased Florida from Spain....
The indians were seen as obstacles and they were gathered and driven from their homelands. For example, the Cherokees and Chawktaws were driven from the deep south to Oklahoma on what became known as "the trail of tears."
the united states went to war with mexico
the colonist if the united states.
Manifest Destiny . \nIt was the “destiny” of the United States to expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific and, some believed, we would also benefit the economy of the nation if we expanded south into Mexico and north into Canada. Americans in the mid 1800s came to believe that they had...
Because they helped find new pathes and passes through the Indies.
the miners looking for gold in California
They believed that americans had the right and duty to spread their culture westward across the continent
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It wasn't "allowed" as such; both territories were taken by force from Mexico during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). See related questions for further details.
expansion of the united states westward to the pacific ocean
Manifest Destiny was the term used to describe the idea in the United States, beginning in the 1840s, that the US was destined to expand from ocean to ocean and all of North America from north to south. It developed, in part, from a great surge of nationalism (patriotism) following the War of 1812,...