Manifest Destiny Expansion
If the Natives were given a fair share for the land and were allowed to coexist with the Americans, then Manifest Destiny expansion would not be seen in such a terrible light. Thinking of the Indians as equals would have not caused the white settlers to treat them so harshly. It was only in execution that America’s expansion west is reflected on so poorly.
The way Manifest Destiny played out was despicable, but the notion of expansion was quite viable. With an ever growing populace, the United States needed to expand, but not in the way that it was carried out. If fair treatment was given to the Indians, to coexist with them, then the migration out West be seen as the true great decision that it could have been. By providing more farm land, and taking control of land that foreign nations would had likely colonized anyway, the colonization of those lands proved beneficial to the