Chapter 12: Manifest Destiny, 1818-1853 - MS.OSORNIO'S CLASS.
North of the Mason-Dixon line, many citizens were deeply concerned about adding any more slave states. Manifest destiny touched on issues of religion, money, race, patriotism, and morality. These clashed in the 1840s as a truly great drama of regional conflict began to unfold.
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CHAPTER 12 Manifest Destiny In the early 1800s, four nations laid claim to the vast, rugged land known as the Oregon Country. The United States based its claim on Robert Gray’s discovery of the Columbia River in 1792 and on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Great Britain based its claim on British explo-rations of the Columbia River. Spain.
And in the decades following the acquisition of western territory, the concept of manifest destiny has been continually analyzed and debated. In modern times, the concept has often been viewed in terms of what it meant to the native populations of the American West, which were, of course, displaced or even eliminated by expansionist policies of the United States government.
Manifest Destiny in the 1840s and American imperialism in the 1890s-1900s were both expansionist ideologies based on a belief in white, Anglo-Saxon superiority, a faith in American exceptionalism, and a desire to acquire territory for economic and.
Manifest Destiny caused americans to feel entitled, greedy, power hungry, they wanted to be the best, which are poor qualities to have. Another negative effect was the affect this had on slavery. With the expansion came more farms, which in turn meant a greater need for slave workers, although Manifest Destiny later brought on debates about slaves, helping to end slavery.
Manifest Destiny was the nineteenth century idea that Americans were destined to expand and into the West and cultivate and civilize the country from coast to coast. It was a cultural and religious philosophy America used to justify its acquisition of territory beyond the original colonies, including territory belonging to native peoples, and territories forcibly taken during the Mexican War.