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.

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What was the cowboys belief about manifest destiny?

Manifest destiny was the belief that Americans were destined to travel west until reaching the pacific ocean, and therefore conquering said land

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What statement best describes what manifest destiny meant to many americans during the 1800's?

  • The United States should own the land between the Atlantic and the Pacific.
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Which group had most reason to be concerned about the idea of Manifest Destiny?

Native Americans had most reason to be concerned about the idea of Manifest Destiny.

Native Americans in the West

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What is a synonym for manifest destiny?

Laissez-Faire

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Expansionists used the term manifest destiny to justify what belief?

the belief that god wanted the united states to own north America. Lol

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Imperialism

How is imperialism similar to manifest destiny?

Imperialism is the tendency of any state to create an empire, including non-European ones. It generally includes colonialism, the difference being the extent and sophistication of the political organizations controlled. British control over India and South Africa were both part of British imperialism, although it is called colonialism with regard to South Africa because of the nature of the political structures there. Manifest Destiny was the rationale behind a particular period of American Imperialism or colonialism, the drive to extend the borders of the United States westward in the early to mid nineteenth century. But the ideology which drove it, the idea that the United States had a God-given right to expand and control whatever parts of the world it wanted, has always been and still remains fundamental to American imperialism. A similar arrogance underlies all empire-building states.

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What did the idea of manifest destiny mean?

The United States should reach from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
Manifest destiny was the idea that it was the nation's destiny to expand across the continent to the Pacific.

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What Caused Manifest Destiny?

The above question is wrong.

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Why did the manifest destiny cause the greatest expansion?

they get bigger

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Why did people go to Utah during the manifest destiny?

Mormons went to escape religous prosecution

-Izzy

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What areas did the US gain as a result of American's belief in Manifest Destiny?

the Oregon Territory

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Why was Manifest Destiny good for the new nation?

Manifest Destiny helped farmers find new land to farm on, people new places to live, and scientists new species to discover and study.

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How many people were involved in Manifest Destiny?

Since Manifest Destiny is the expansion of the U.S A LOT of people were involved. Basically everyone that moved to America during the Lewis and Clark time. I can't give you an exact number but it is a lot!!

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Can you use manifest destiny in a sentence?

Manifest Destiny appeased the Christian concepts carried by the pioneers.

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Why was Manifest destiny so important to the Westward expansion of the US?

It made people believe that the country was destined to grow larger.

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Why did manifest destiny happen in this time frame?

manifest destiny happen in this time frame because this was a good time to get land and to grow all other crops that a guy named Polk wanted so he could be more richer.

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How did anglo-saxonism fit with the idea of manifest destiny?

In the late 1800's, English speaking nations thought of themselves as having superior character and systems of government and were therefore destined to control other nations...from The American Vision history book

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Which president is manifest destiny associated with?

James K. Polk the 11th President of the United States.

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What kinds of drafting would be most closely associated with parts drawings and specifications for machine design?

kinds of drafts

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What was Manifest Destiny?

Manifest Destiny was a belief in the 1830s and 1840s that the "divine right" of the US was to expand westward toward the Pacific Ocean and conquer the entire continent (unoccupied except by the native tribes). This, of course, actually occurred, at least partly as a result of political pressure to follow this assumption.

It was used by people who claimed it was "God's will" for the U.S to expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean. (Manifest destiny meaning obvious fate.)

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What did supporters of the manifest destiny believe?

Expansion was needed to keep the United States safe from its enemies.

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How did Manifest Destiny affect America?

Manifest Destiny was the idea of America expanding and moving west. People wanted to move west for cheaper land and large areas of land. Many families moved west along the Oregon trail. The idea of Manifest Destiny spread the United States all the way to the west Coast.

However, Manifest Destiny also had some negative side effects. A major con was the removal, often causing starvation and death, of American Indians east of the Mississippi. Also, the methods of travel like the Oregon trail and sea voyages were often unsafe and unpleasant. The good news is that lots of new transportation methods came out of this, namely the transcontinental railroad!

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Overall, the 3 main effects:

1. Expansion--America established its continental boundaries from the East to West coasts (Texan-Mexican war, Louisiana and Gadsden Purchases)

2. Indian removal--the Indian Removal Act of 1830 authorized deportation of all American Indians east of the Mississippi to western reservations and 'Indian territory', leading to starvation, sickness, and death. Indian tribes never really came back well after this.

3. New transportation methods--namely the Transcontinental Railroad, built by two railroad companies the Central Pacific (started laying track in California) and the Union Pacific (started laying track in Nebraska) which met in Promontory Point, Utah.

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How was Manifest Destiny achieved?

Manifest Destiny was the belief held by Americans that the U.S. should own all of the land on North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This was achieved when the U.S. won the Mexican-American War and acquired what is now the Southwestern U.S. However, acquisition of this land brought back up the slavery question, i.e. should this new territory be slave or free--an argument that would eventually lead to the U.S. Civil War. The manifest destiny also led back to popular soveignty!!!

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Manifest destiny reflected the belief that the US was?

Apex-type question, not rephrased, similar questions exist

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What was the Manifest Destiny?

The Manifest Destiny was an idea made popular in the 1800's by John Louis O'Sullivan that the United States must expand its boundaries to the Pacific Ocean. Answer: The idea that the United States must expand westward

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