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Unformatted text preview: 11-14-07Manifest Destiny -- It is their God ordained destinyoThis phrase will be coined in a newspaper by John OSulivanoIt is Americas destiny to control N. America from coast to coastoAmericans will believe that their bringing 3 things to these landsGodTechnologyand CivilizationoAmericans will use the manifest destiny to justify acts of crueltyOregon Trail -- oAmericans that will move west will be pushed and pulled (kinda like immigrants)They will be pushed by economic depressionThey will be pulled by the lure of lush, fertile, land (and maybe by gold)oThis is the only relatively safe way to get to the west coastoOne in ten died on the journeyoWhat might kill you:Cholera death by diarrheaPoor sanitationSwimming situationsWeather lightning strikes, blizzards, floodsAccidents getting shot, getting bitten, etcoIndependence, Missouri the beginning of the Oregon TrailoYou were loaded down with a thousand pounds of suppliesoThey used oxen to pull these wagons...
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