11/20 Manifest Destiny

Today we revisited the idea of Manifest Destiny to better understand American’s justification for purchasing, negotiating, and fighting for western lands from the Louisiana Territory to the Pacific Ocean.

Don’t forget, all of these territories will increase sectional tensions between northerners and southerners as they continue to debate whether or not slavery will be allowed in them (Key Concept 5.1).

Manifest Destiny Lesson