History Question: "The Doctrine Of New Manifest Destiny", Especially To Coach?

    "The Doctrine of New Manifest Destiny:"

    1. was used to justify Imperialism

    2. included ideas regarding cultural inferiority

    3. was responsible for the advancement of America as a world power

    4. all of the above

    +3  Views: 1096 Answers: 2 Posted: 12 years ago
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    What your question dear?


    Ow my brain hurts so when in doubt (like now) I'll just have to guess and say #2 ??????


    Ha ha. Lousy minds think alike! I went on line to look for the answer and didn't have the energy to re-read history so I guessed. Too funny!


    <a href="/users/3295/coach/">@Coach</a> - Actually, gotta come clean, I cheated, went on the web. I was hoping you can tell me, but you are guessing or are you?


    <a href="/users/3295/coach/">@Coach</a> - New assignment, let's find the correct answer to the question!!!

    2 Answers

    <a href="/users/3295/coach/">@Coach</a> - Eat your heart out...check this out. Answer: 3

    "Manifest Destiny" What was the doctrine and who supported it?

    Manifest Destiny was a phrase that expressed the idea that the United States was destined to expand from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean; it has also been used to advocate for or justify other territorial acquisitions. Advocates of Manifest Destiny believed that expansion was not only good, but that it was obvious ("manifest") and certain ("destiny"). It was originally a political catch phrase or slogan used by Democrats in the 1845-1855 period, and rejected by Whigs and Republicans of that era. Manifest Destiny was an explanation or justification for that expansion and westward movement, or, in some interpretations, an ideology or doctrine which helped to promote the process. This article is a history of Manifest Destiny as an idea, and the influence of that idea upon American expansion.

    Who supported it?????The phrase "Manifest Destiny" was first used primarily by Jackson Democrats after 1845 to promote the annexation of much of what is now the Western United States including the Texas Annexation and the Mexican Cession from Mexico, and the Oregon Territory to which both Great Britain and the U.S. laid claim.

    The term was partly revived in the 1890s, this time with Republican supporters, as a theoretical justification for U.S. expansion outside of North America. Opponents such as Abraham Lincoln wanted vertical modernization with greater complexity and specialization, instead of the horizontal expansion of simple farms. As Lincoln explained, he "did not believe in enlarging our field, but in keeping our fences where they are and cultivating our present possession, making it a garden, improving the morals and education of the people."Nonetheless, Lincoln passed a law known as the "Homestead Acts" that became vital to westward expansion by offering free land in the west to those willing to farm it. Historian David M. Potter concludes that in 1854 the Ostend Manifesto and the Kansas-Nebraska Act were "the two great calamities of the Franklin Pierce administration.... Both brought down an avalanche of public criticism." More importantly, says Potter, they permanently discredited Manifest Destiny and popular sovereignty.

    The term fell out of usage by U.S. policy makers early in the 20th century, but some commentators believe that aspects of Manifest Destiny, particularly the belief in an American "mission" to promote and defend "democracy" throughout the world, continued to have an influence on American political ideology.


    I knew all of that...I just wanted you to feel good about yourself. :) Yeah right! You get an "A" for your research...and of course a TU!


    <a href="/users/3295/coach/">@Coach</a> - You're not getting off that easy. I want you do feel good about yourself as well. Do the research, this is not an option. LoL!!!


    <a href="/users/997/spaceghost/">@Spaceghost</a> - What have do what we got to do. TU!!!


    I cheated too, I went online and found the same. I LOVE it when I have a challenge, makes me use my brain. Good going to you both, I'm going to find something to stump you both LOL. I love trivia and stuff like that. Thumbs Up Pam.

    From your answers you are no coach, nor do you know anything, only broadcasting your ignorance, and low self esteme, by dumping on others.


    Not sure where this is coming from but your welcome to your opinion.

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