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Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny

1.   Term was coined by magazine editor John L. O’Sullivan

2.  The word was used to express the belief that god intended the U.S. to expand westward to the Pacific Ocean.

3.  Many Northerners embraced the idea because of economic problems and urban overcrowding

4.  Thought expansion would lessen population pressures and create new markets for industrial products

5.  Southerners wanted the western lands for increased cotton production

6.  Some Americans objected because they felt pushing west would cause problems with other countries that had already laid claim to the land

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