Manifest Destiny is the American belief that expansion was justified.
Brief song of Manifest Destiny
Elbow room is saying they needed space away from each other but didn't have it because they were traveling westward.
A informational website
The Oregon Trail
People used the Oregon Trail to move westward for economic, migration and military purposes.
A more detailed video
A poem on Westward Expansion
White people are invading our homes.
Everything is changing so quickly.
Settlers keep pushing us further west until there is no place to go.
Thousands of my fellow natives are being killed in battles.
We fight together to try to get rid of the white people but it isn’t working.
Americans are forcing us to live on reservations that we all hate.
Reservations are built on horrible land that no white person wants.
Dead buffalos are piling up in the plains.
Every inch of the land has been taken away by the white people.
EXpansion west was the worst thing to happen to us.
Priests are trying to convert us into Christians.
Americans are giving us diseases that are new to us.
Never have we seen so many white people.
Small rations are given to us every week of food we don’t like.
I’m not going to give up my home without a fight.
Our culture and way of life are being taken away.
Native Americans all across the land have lost the fight for their freedom.
Poem is from :http://www.angelfire.com/ego/toxicloud/essays/Aacr...
The Louisiana Purchase
The Louisiana Purchase is also a main reason people moved west.
Some stories during the Mormon Migration
Religious Freedom was also a big factor that people moved west.
John L. O'Sullivan
John L. O'Sullivan coined the phrase "Manifest Destiny", he said the right was based on racial belief.
The Mexican- American War (1846-1848)
The Mexican American War was a consequence of "Manifest Destiny". The Mexican-American war had to do with Texas and Mexico fighting at battle.