Manifest Destiny In The 1840's

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Manifest Destiny was first written by John O' Sullivan, a newspaper man, he stated that "Americans had a God-given right to bring the benefits of American Democracy to other, more backward peoples... by force if necessary" (Faragher, 339). This illustrates the mindset of people in the 1840's and the flourishing idea of expansion. The most influential source of manifest destiny in the 1840's was politics. This is evident since manifest destiny is associated with the democratic party (Faragher, 339). Personally, I find manifest destiny interesting due to the variation of beliefs of people and groups. The Whigs didn't want to expand and bring a conflict to the region and welcomed industrialization. While the democrats feared industrialization
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