Manifest Destiny: Westward Expansion
What does it look like??
Americans wanted to expand westward and felt that it was their "right".
It also looked like this....
Manifest Destiny was an American mindset that greatly determined how they would acquire land and deal with other nations.
The "manifest destiny" mindset enabled the U.S. government to put non-u.s. citizens into situations that they did not like. For example, the picture above portrays the Indians who were pushed westward as a result of the Indian Removal Act.