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Updated: 3/10/2020
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  • Manifest Destiny, a phrase coined in 1845, is the idea that the United States is destined—by God, its advocates believed—to expand its dominion and spread democracy and capitalism across the entire North American continent.
  • Yes I think your right
  • we should move before they come and move us
  • Mary I think you are right we have to move soon.
  • the idea that the United States must inevitably expand westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean had taken firm hold among people from different regions, classes and political persuasions.
  • Bob we should leave now, pretty soon.
  • Okay Sir
  • An 1842 treaty between Great Britain and the United States partially resolved the question of where to draw the Canadian border, but left open the question of the Oregon Territory
  • We should drawl the line here.
  • By the time the Oregon question was settled, the United States had entered into all-out war with Mexico, driven by the spirit of Manifest Destiny and territorial expansion.
  • We are at war now son!
  • Okay Captain I will tell the other crew members.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War in 1848, added an additional 525,000 square miles of U.S. territory
  • Yessss, we have more land.
  • The phrase “Manifest Destiny,” which emerged as the best-known expression of this mindset, first appeared in an editorial published in the July-August 1845
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