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Manifest Destiny and Western Expansion

Which President promoted the idea of Manifest Destiny?


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July 15, 2009 2:46PM

James K. Polk Manifest Destiny is a term that was used in the 19th century to designate the belief that the United States was destined, even divinely ordained, to expand across the North American continent, from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean. No single man or woman promoted the idea of manifest destiny it was built into the Americans hearts and minds that it was fate to claim all of North America as their own. So not only 1 president was around for this ideal. It was in the minds of all Americans until we made the whole territory ours. The first couple of presidents were probably all involved in this tenure from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln.