Westward Expansion

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Manifest Destiny

This topic cover's America's expansion over the West, which are current (as of today) New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, and Texas.

Manifest Destiny was a belief that Americans had to take up/expand to the Pacific Ocean and into the Mexican Territory. It was proposed by John O'Sullivan (1839), publicized in 1839 and presented in the 1844 Election.

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