What Role Did Ideas Of Race Play In The Theory Of Manifest Destiny

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1.) What role did ideas of race play in the theory of Manifest Destiny? Manifest Destiny stressed opportunity for all white Americans, with a protestant millennial vision that denied the nation’s future in term of progress of “civilization”. Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri echoed O’Sullivan’s vision of American’s future, “The White race alone received the divine command, to subdue and replenish the earth!” Also the Native Americans had a violent encounter with Manifest Destiny. 2.) Why did the young Whig Abraham Lincoln oppose the annexation of Texas? Lincoln opposed the annexation of Texas because he viewed territorial expansion as a threat to American’s future. Economic development, not geographical expansion, was the key to American’s

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