Headed West. Unit 8 Western Expansion. Lewis & Clark.
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Unit 8 Western Expansion
Manifest Destiny: as a concept was spoken of early on by Andrew Jackson. He was from Tennessee and was famous for his brave fighting during the War of 1812 in the Battle of New Orleans. Nicknamed “Old Hickory”, he became the 7th President in 1829. He spoke about “extending the area of freedom” which meant claiming for the United States more of the lands west toward the Pacific Ocean. His idea demonstrated Americans’ budding sense of self-identity and expansionism. Citizens were beginning to think of the United States as deserving of more land for places to help spread liberty and justice to more people.