Motivations: What motivates you to…. w ake up in the morning? p lay sports? p lay a musical instrument or dance or perform? d o well in school? k eep going when things are particularly difficult, unfamiliar or uncertain?. Motivations.
What would motivate people to do a difficult thing like moving west to an unfamiliar, uncertain and possibly inhospitable environment?
A system of principles that guides a person’s (or group’s) affairs
…other nations have undertaken to intrude themselves into it…in a spirit of hostile interference against us, for the avowed object of thwarting our policy and hampering our power, limiting our greatness and checking the fulfillment of our manifestdestiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.—John O’Sullivan
Excerpted from “Annexation,”The United States Magazine and Democratic Review 17 (July 1845): 5–10.
The belief that expanding a nation’s territory is necessary for the growth and development of the country
Supply is how much of something is available.
Demand is how much of something people want.