Causes Of Manifest Destiny
From 1840s to the 1850s the division on this nation began to take shape due to two main reasons, Manifest Destiny and slavery in the country. This became a political dilemma that would also later be supported religiously and economically. Literacy became a big contribution during this era.Between those years, the tension in the nation gave rise to the idea of separation of the South from the rest of the union.
Manifest Destiny, was a belief in the 19th century that the expansion of the United States to the west was justified religiously because it was God 's will to expand his borders. This was thanks to the Second Great Awakening, where the spread of Christianity began and it influenced most of the American citizens. John L. O’Sullivan was the first man to use the phrase of “Manifest Destiny” through his article about the annexation of Texas in 1845. In his essay, he implies through the idea of Manifest Destiny that is America’s duty to extend liberty and …show more content…
The North depended economically more on commerce, factories and industry; which mean that slavery didn’t affect them economically. In the South, there was a lack of factories and industry, they solely depended on what the slaves worked in order to sell. Most people in the South didn’t see that having slaves in all new territories would actually hurt the economy instead of helping. Hinton R. Helper was the exception of this, even though he believed having slaves was not morally wrong, he knew that it wasn 't enough for the South to go forward economically. In the article “The Impending Crisis” written by Helper, he compares the agricultural production to the wealth of the North. Helper facilitates to the reader to see that the South really depended on the North due to all their richness, economically and in