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Introduction to Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion. John O’Sullivan:.

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John o sullivan
John O’Sullivan:

“The American claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and self government entrusted to us”


What does that mean
What does that mean?

Come up with a definition of manifest destiny based on O’Sullivan’s quote:

“The American claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and self government entrusted to us”


Manifest destiny
Manifest Destiny

The 19th-century belief that US expansion throughout North and South America was both justified and inevitable


Manifest destiny before now
Manifest Destiny before now…

Where have we seen this before?


Expansion map
Expansion Map

What other territories can we expand into?

What problems might exist?


In partners
In partners….

List 3 reasons why we need to expand West (think like a person living in the 1800s!)


As a class
As a class….

Generate a list of possible effects from westward expansion