Essay on The Manifest Destiny Of The United States

1047 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
The Manifest Destiny was the name given to the Anglo-American (white) expansion into the west. The Manifest Destiny believed that white Americans were superior people who believed in God. Americans were to populate North America “sea to shining sea” and spread the religion of Christianity. Manifest destiny highlighted American’s confidences, they moved west for more land, it uplifted the American’s freedom and democracy. The United States uses the Manifest Destiny to start war with Mexico from1846 to 1848. Manifest Destiny communicated American claims to western lands, at once highlighting nation superiority and offering a solution to national anxieties. Ironically, the new territories exacerbated sectional divisions and caused civil war. (Bailey, Blight, Chudacoff, Kamensky, Logevall, Michals, Norton and Sheriff (2015) A People and A Nation (Tenth Edition, Vol 1).Stamford: Cengage Learning, Page 319, and Hardesty Richard “Our manifest destiny to over spread the continent” slide number 16 and 17) Texas joined the United States in December of 1845 as the Republic of Texas. Texas was seeking more land from Mexico, as Mexico thought it was their land. Mexico threatens war but does nothing. In the North, the British and The United States were at odds over Oregon‘s territory. Britain’s wanted the territory to be the forty-second parallel, Unites States wanted latitude fifty-four forty. Expansionists demanded parallel 54°40′ and were willing to fight third war with…

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