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  • it all started in the 19th century in the U.S. American settlers were destined to expand through the continent.
  • settlers travel west through out the continent
  • 1812 to 1860 "the age of manifest destiny" from the end of the war of 1820 to the american civil war
  • An irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential duty
  • America's mission to redeem and remake the west in the image of agrarian America
  • The special virtues of the American people and their institutions
  • Manifest Destiny played an important role in the expansion of Texas and American relationship with Mexico. In 1836, the Republic of Texas declared independence from Mexico and, after the Texas Revolution, sought to join the United States as a new state. This was an idealized process of expansion which had been advocated from Jefferson to O'Sullivan
  • The whole continent of North America appears to be destined by Divine Providence to be peopled by one nation, speaking one language, professing one general system of religious and political principles, and accustomed to one general tenor of social usages and customs. For the common happiness of them all, for their peace and prosperity, I believe it is indispensable that they should be associated in one federal Union
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  • In the 19th century US, Manifest Destiny was a belief that was widely held that the destiny of American settlers was to expand and move across the continent to spread their traditions and their institutions, while at the same time enlightening more primitive nations. And the American settlers of the time considered Indians and Hispanics to be inferior and therefore deserving of cultivation. The settlers considered the United States to be the best possible way to organize a country so they felt the need to remake the world in the image of their own country.
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