Reasons For Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny was a phrase that was made up by journalist John L. O’sullivan back in 1844. The United States wanted to push westward to the frontier such as Texas, California, and Oregon. The reason behind Manifest Destiny was to expand to provide new places to live and jobs. Manifest Destiny is the belief that the Americans could extend themselves from coast to coast. The way Americans conquered the new land were removing the Native Americans from their land.
Religion played a big part in expansion of America. Americans believe that they had a future destined by God to expand both land and their religion. They also believed that they should control and populate the land as they see fit. Expansionist also believed that it was their responsiblity

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