New Concept: manifest destiny (noun) Definition: destiny – what is going to happen to you Manifest – to appear, easy to see, obvious Manifest Destiny

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Essential Characteristics – What is has to have  About getting land  went from east to west  US idea only  people in the way get moved out of the way

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New Concept: manifest destiny (noun) Definition: destiny what is going to happen to you Manifest to appear, easy to see, obvious Manifest Destiny the idea in the United States that the country would go from east coast to the west coast Essential Characteristics What is has to have About getting land went from east to west US idea only people in the way get moved out of the way Examples: Louisiana Purchase War with Mexico Indian wars (Trail of Tears) Monroe Doctrine- US told Europe to stay out of the Western Hemisphere Non-Examples: UUS invading Iraq IIllegal immigrants VVietnam War AArmenian Genocide WWar on terror (we are not trying to take over anyones land) Manifest Destiny The phrase manifest destiny means obvious fate. It was coined in 1845 by John OSullivan, a New York newspaperman. OSullivan wrote that its was Americas manifest destiny to overspread and possess the whole of the continent. Looking at the land beyond the Rocky Mountains, he argued that the God of nature and nations has marked it for our own. It was Gods plan for Americans to expand their great experiment with liberty, and extend from sea to sea.