Unit10-Discussion6 - During the 19th century"Manifest...

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During the 19th century, "Manifest Destiny" referred to the widely held belief thatAmericans were fated to expand beyond the Eastern seaboard and "civilize" the entireNorth American continent. As the historian Collin Callowayargues in the linked video inthis Unit, the entire notion of Westward Expansion is problematic. Do you believe thatwestward expansion was inevitable due to the young nation's economic growth andpopulation size, or do you think the concept of manifest destiny was simply a way ofmasking economic and political motives for expansion and simply a large scale territorygrab across North America? Support your interpretation with specific evidence from thecourse and course readings. In order to receive full credit, post at least two substantivereplies to your classmates posts in the discussion thread.After listening to Calloway’s video, I think that the expansionmight have been unavoidable if you look at it from the point ofview of the colonies. They were growing and they needed space,

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