How did the causes of Manifest Destiny effect society in the 19th century

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How did the causes of Manifest Destiny affect society in the 19 th century? Manifest Destiny Juan Ramirez His 1301: US History @12:30pm Professor Kerr-Heraly October 23, 2019 Juan Ramirez US History 1301-12838
How did the causes of Manifest Destiny affect society in the 19 th century? During the 19 th century, the United States was introduced to what became one of its biggest and most influential ideologies to ever sweep the nation. This ideology was called Manifest Destiny and what it brought was positively inevitable, yet when it came it brought with it a sense of immense havoc. The events that led to Manifest Destiny produced a variety of outcomes on society. Initially, one major factor that aided in the movement westward was the rapid growth of the United States territory. One example is the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 which was made by president Thomas Jefferson.[1] This portion of land was 827,000 square miles and cost 15 million dollars to obtain from France.[2] This new territorial addition doubled the size of the US and opened up vaster horizons of national greatness the expansionist came to conceive that nature also destined far-flung boundaries for the sake of America's glory”[3]. In addition to the Louisiana Purchase, the United States obtained a sector in the Northwest from Britain. The territory obtained was Oregon and it came from the Oregon Treaty of 1846. This treaty was made in order to solve border issues between the US and Britain. The treaty claimed that all the land below the 49 th

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