The Manifest Destiny And Its Impact On American History Essay

831 Words Nov 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Throughout American History many innovations have occurred that have changed the ways of the lives of the people thru time. Most, if not all, of these occurrences have been rough aggression, like the Manifest Destiny. The Manifest Destiny was an aggressive imperialism because of removal of inhabitants, and the expansion of territory. Though some of the instances were less aggressive than others, the Manifest Destiny was overall aggressive.
The removal of the inhabitants of the territories taken by the U.S. is major reason why the Manifest Destiny was aggressive imperialism. In the quest of expanding Americans have thrown out anyone living in their way; from the Indians to the British. In the process of pushing people off their lands Americans have started several wars and battles. In 1811, The Battle of Tippecanoe Governor Harrison took 1,000 troops and provoked the Indians into battle. Both sides suffered heavy losses, but in the end Harrison drove off the Indians their land. In 1812, Americans tried to force the British out of Canada, but were forced to retreat, starting the war of 1812. In 1813, The British Navy returned fire by driving back American ships and creating a blockade. The Americans won battles at the great lakes and finally successfully invaded Canada. In the “Trail of Tears” thousands of Indians were forced off their lands and put onto reservations west of the Mississippi or escaped to the mountains or everglades. A quarter of the ones that traveled died…

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