Divine Living: The Manifest Destiny

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“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.” Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny ‘Our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.’ says O’Sullivan

In the 1900s there was a new american ideology and belief that surfaced. It became extremely influential and spread throughout the U.S. It was none other than the Manifest Destiny. What exactly was the Manifest Destiny belief? It was the idea that the expansion of the U.S was both
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The results of the Manifest Destiny were not moral.
However, it is reasonable to believe that The Manifest destiny mentality and the actions it inspired, were not justifiable for these three reasons: The expansion of the U.S. was driven by greed, It promoted slavery ( while at the same time, giving various kinds of freedoms to Americans .southern slave owners saw this as an opportunity to expand the booming slave population, resulting in more slavery It caused an unnecessary war. Mexican-American War in 1848: was the result of attempting to seize their land.

Let’s take a look at why the Manifest Destiny was driven by greed. While the U.S. had this growing flame for expansion, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s wrote the speech “Young American” to support it by extoll the virtues of expansion. Although one could agree with the part of the statement where he says, “Men are narrow and selfish,” he immediately changes the direction in favor of it, saying, “... but the Genius or Destiny is not narrow, but beneficent. It is not discovered in their calculated and voluntary activity, but in what befalls, with or without their design. Only what is inevitable interests us, and it turns out that love and good are inevitable, and in the course of things.” Emerson continues to promote
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O’Sullivan’s response was enthusiastic and positive, to say the least. “Yes, more, more, more!” He exclaimed, sounding a bit like a greedy child. They obligedProperty is taken from one group of people so that it can be given to another group of people. Today, we even see this mindset in many other nations, for example, each of the ____ attempting to take even more land from the Jews. This specific situation, is even more significant, spiritually, them being God’s chosen people, but that’s another topic for another time.

Another downside of the Manifest Destiny is that it promoted the already booming, slavery of blacks and Indians.

As if that wasn’t enough, because of the drive to accumulate more land in each possible direction, the U.S. started a war with Mexico, in order to gain authority over their precious land.

One may say that the Manifest Destiny led to The Gold Rush of 1849. which was a huge breakthrough for many, financially. However, even though many were successful in leaving their homes to get their hands on the treasure, a large amount of those hasty men were depressed to find no more left, Thus, leaving them broke.

The Manifest Destiny was a flame that caused many different occurrences. Some beneficial, some not so pleasant. The U.S. believed that they were justified to forcibly take land from others for their own gain and views of freedom, but after close consideration, it is found that whether or not it was “Destined”, it was not

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