Manifest Destiny By John L. O Sulliv Article Analysis

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“Manifest Destiny,” written by John L. O’Sullivan, explains how expansion is needed for america and how it could better our nation. The painting “American Progress,”supports expansion by displaying what it looked like when the settlers moved in. The text, “Reporting to the President, September 23-December 31,1806,” by Stephen Ambrose, supports westward expansion by talking about how lewis and Clarke did good things to help westward expansion. What do you think about westward expansion? The painting “American Progress,” shows indians leaving their land and settlers behind them who seem to be pushing the indians away. There is also a woman with wings holding wire that is connected to power poles. She can be seen as a symbol of westward expansion because she is bringing power towards the west. The illustrator seems to be supportive of expansion, and believes the americans wanted to obtain all the land they could. The …show more content…

“The expansive future is our arena, and for our history. We are entering on its untrodden space, with the truths of god in our minds, beneficent objects in our hearts, and with a clear conscience unsullied by the past.” This is telling the reader that we have a huge desire to go and capture something that no one can stop us from.” Manifest Destiny” is supporting of expansion, discovering new lands and resources.
“Manifest Destiny,” “American Progress,” “Reporting to the President, September 23- December 31, 1806,” all have one thing in common. They all support expansion and the desire to discover new land. They explain why the people wanted to control the land and expand our nation. They all wanted to continue to better our nation when it was already great. Everyone was destined to find new things and be the most powerful, when sometimes it just could not be

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