Research Paper On Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny Names: Mohamed, Farzana ,Fahmida ,Matthew What is Manifest Destiny? ~The nineteenth-century belief that it was the United states destiny to expand its land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.. This would extend & enhance its political and social influences etc. ~There was also a deep sense of a special and unique American Destiny, the belief that in the words of historian Conrad Cherry, “America is a nation called to a special destiny by God.” This proves that Manifest destiny was not just a political or a justification for America to spread throughout the rest of America but a religious reason of how America personified themselves as the country of a god. Why did people support/oppose manifest destiny? Support:…show more content…
We are entered into Covenant with him for this work, we have taken out a commission", “if the Lord shall please to hear us and bring us in peace to the place we desire, then hath he ratified this Covenant and sealed our Commission and will expect a strict performance of the Articles contained in it", “follow the counsel of Micah, to do justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly with our God. For this end, we must be knit together in this work as one man, we must entertain each other in brotherly affection, we must be willing to abridge ourselves of our superfluities for the supply of others necessities", If we are faithful to our mission, “we shall find that the God of Israel is among us, when tens of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies, when he shall make us a praise and a glory, that men shall say of succeeding plantations: the lord make it like New England, for we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people upon us.” These were sayings by John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony on the clearest and most far-reaching statement of the idea that God had charged the English settlers in New England with a special and unique Providential mission (these were religious sayings in of which provided the Americans more enthusian and…show more content…
Who created the term? ~ In 1845, John L. O 'Sullivan wrote an article about the annexation of Texas and first used the term, manifest destiny. •Annexation: adding territory to one 's own territory by appropriation. ~ The name developed, in part, from a great surge of patriotism, following the War of 1812, as the nation expanded west. Because of our economic and political superiority, rapid population growth, and because it was God 's will, America would take over the others on the continent. The idea was revived toward the end of the 1800 's during the Spanish-American War, and also led to the the US becoming an imperialistic nation at the turn of the century (this is just about how Manifest Destiny would contribute to future conflict for North America and how the American’s keep on using God’s will as the answer for various religious reasons, as well as a way of ignoring what the other’s think, by “others” I mean Canada (British North America/BNA), the Spanish, American Indians, etc. and caused the name by using the idea of God’s will, created from American arrogance)
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