hist notes 11-14 - Manifest Destiny It is their God ordained destiny o This phrase will be coined in a newspaper by John O'Sulivan o It is America's

hist notes 11-14 - Manifest Destiny It is their God...

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11-14-07 Manifest Destiny -- It is their God ordained destiny o This phrase will be coined in a newspaper by John O’Sulivan o It is America’s destiny to control N. America from coast to coast o Americans will believe that their bringing 3 things to these lands God Technology and Civilization o Americans will use the manifest destiny to justify acts of cruelty Oregon Trail -- o Americans that will move west will be pushed and pulled (kinda like immigrants) They will be pushed by economic depression They will be pulled by the lure of lush, fertile, land (and maybe by gold) o This is the only relatively safe way to get to the west coast o One in ten died on the journey o What might kill you: Cholera – death by diarrhea Poor sanitation Swimming situations Weather – lightning strikes, blizzards, floods Accidents – getting shot, getting bitten, etc… o Independence, Missouri – the beginning of the Oregon Trail o

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