This view was later expressed by artist John Gast in his 1872 painting American Progress. In addition, some settlers had religious motivations for moving West. For example, Mormons who moved to Utah hoped to establish a new society for their believers, away from persecution in the cities where they had once settled. Polk’s belief in Manifest Destiny contributed to actions he took as president that resulted in the United States gaining territory in the West. These actions included annexing territory, fighting a war, and signing treaties.
America desired more land and spread of influence. For this reason, Manifest Destiny was created to begin the american expansion. Native Americans became the major victims of these events. Their homelands were taken by “a white man’s greed”. Be that as it may, the americans say they were not only helping themselves but the Natives too, of course this was only for show.
Manifest Destiny was the term used by John O’Sullivan to describe America’s desire to expand West due to reasons including both the vast amount of unclaimed land and the opportunities Americans wanted to explore. During this time, Americans believed that it was their God-given right to expand West, and therefore they were entitled to push away any groups that were in their way. Due to the mindset that the Americans could do as they pleased with the groups of people who got in their way, Manifest Destiny affected many groups of people, including the American Indians and Slaves, and continued to build up the preexisting tension between the North and South. One of the groups of people affected greatly by Manifest Destiny were the Native Americans. Manifest Destiny affected the American Indians by spreading foreign diseases to them as they moved Westward, through the Native American territory.
Independence from Great Britain was a milestone leading the Americans to building and excel in establishing the United States of America as a country in a whole. Americans felt as if it was their abounding duties to expand westward and settle throughout North America. The term of Manifest Destiny first came about in 1845 by journalist John L. O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan used the term to acknowledge the Americans expansion westward as a “God given” right. The process of Manifest Destiny from 1783 to 1870 promoted development and expansion westward to help form the United States as it is today.
“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.
Native Americans were forced to pick up their homes and resettle in areas that were less than sufficient to meet their basic needs. If Native Americans were not compliant, Americans would murder them. Although Manifest Destiny was seen as an inevitable movement among Americans and resulted in the formation of the American West in the Nineteenth century, it was truthfully an act of invasion and subjugation against peoples who had settled the land for hundreds of years earlier. Manifest Destiny led to an obvious upsurge in racial
The past history for Americans convey the idea of despotism and tyranny by the government. Therefore, Sullivan utilize the idea of American’s past to justify the idea of expansion for the reason that Sullivan wants to persuade Americans that the expansion to the west would build a renovated and great nation. Moreover, Sullivan illustrates the idea of a new government that will bring equality and freedom that Americans did not have under the control of the Mother Land, Great Britain. Sullivan demonstrates this idea in his work when he writes “On the contrary, our nation birth was the beginning of a new history, the formation and progress of an untried political system, which separates us form the past and connects us with the future only; and
The Manifest Destiny ideology, that it was a divinely ordained right and destiny for America to expand westward, towards the Pacific Ocean, was protracted throughout the nineteenth century. Oregon, which was in part occupied by England and in part by the U.S., and the lands owned by Mexico, were an obstacle to such expansion and, consequently, to the economic development. The presidential candidate James K. Polk, guided by the ideology of Manifest Destiny, promised that, if elected, he would push the United States territory westward. His campaign slogan for the occupation of Oregon was “Fifty-four forty or fight”, which was the north latitude that he intended to occupy. In 1846, Great Britain agreed to set the border at the 49th parallel.
During this period, Americans believed in what was eventually called "Manifest Destiny." The idea that it was the destiny of American citizens to settle and annex all the land in its territories between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This led to the settlement of lands previously protected under treaties. The outright breaking of treaties, and the forced relocation of trials. Several 'plans wars ' were also fought by the U.S. military.
One of the most obvious and important examples of religion influencing the processes that in the end triggered a mass migration to another land – is the colonization of America. Later on religion influenced the newly formed societies of colonists that even today historians debate how influential Christianity was in the era of the American Revolution. The issue of religious freedom has played a significant role in the history of the United States and the remainder of North America. Religion and religious divides played a huge role in the founding of the American colonies. Europeans came to America to escape religious oppression and forced beliefs by such state-affiliated Christian churches as the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England.
The Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and English all played a major role in developing the great America. With each of their own exploring and colonizing skills, the countries had their different goals to achieve. Many of the colonies mainly desired religious freedom. However, some also just wanted profit. Such as the Dutch, who journeyed to America to spread their religion and find some type of gold or anything valuable.
When Jefferson became the president he tried to make these changes a reality. Jefferson 's expectation was that by assimilating the natives into a market-based, so they would be heavily dependent on trade with white Americans, then they would be more willing to sale their land. Jefferson believed that this strategy would "get rid of this pest, without giving offence or umbrage to the Indians" However, if they were to resisted the assimilation, Jefferson then believed that they should be forcefully removed from their land and sent west. His first promotions of Indian Removal were between 1776 and 1779, when he recommended forcing the Cherokee and Shawnee tribes to be driven out of their ancestral homelands to lands west of the Mississippi River. According to Jefferson, the Indian removal was the only way to ensure the survival of Native American
One of the main effects of British colonisation on Australia is the transformation of the Australian land. Because the English colonised Australia, people spread and livestock overtook the land that belonged to the Aboriginals. The British noticed that the Indigenous people of Australia did not have a very advanced society and they knew that they could claim this land for themselves. Therefore, in the first years of colonisation, the Europeans chose to drive the Aboriginals off their land and claim it for their own. The Europeans built colonies, that eventually expanded, and destroyed sacred sites to conform the land into a place resembling more of England and Europe.