is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. This attitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with Mexico.
Painting by John Gast called American Progress, is an allegorical representation of the modernization of the new west.
This Painting shows an angel going into the darkness of the west portion of America and the angel is bringing light with her while holding a Bible.
Manifest Destiny - 1845
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This image is a painting of Manifest Destiny depicting it as a chance for new opportunities. It is St. Louis in 1846 and was painted by Henry Louis.
This image is advertising tickets for sale to catch a wagon and move west and be a part of the Manifest Destiny.
This is a painting from 1848, it was painted by William Ranney and is titled "Boon's First View of Kentucky"