Manifest Destiny Westward Expansion by Shane Mountjoy
  

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Manifest Destiny Westward Expansion by Shane Mountjoy

As the population of the 13 colonies grew and the economy developed, the desire to expand into new land increased. Nineteenth-century Americans believed it was their divine right to expand their territory from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. 'Manifest destiny', a phrase first used in 1839 by journalist John O'Sullivan, embodied the belief that God had given the United States a mission to spread a republican democracy across the continent. Advocates of manifest destiny were determined to carry out their mission and instigated several wars, including the war with Mexico to win much of what is now the southwestern United States. In Manifest Destiny , learn how this philosophy to spread out across the land shaped our nation.

About the Author

Shane Mountjoy lives in York, Nebraska, where he is associate professor of history at York College. He holds an A.A. from York College, a B.A. from Lubbock Christian University, an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mountjoy has written and edited more than 10 books, including Philadelphia and St. Augustine in the Chelsea House series Colonial Settlements in America.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Shane Mountjoy
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th April 2009

ISBN

9781604130553


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