The symbol of Manifest Destiny is the "Columbia" moving across the land ahead of the settlers , replacing the darkness with light and ignorance with civilization.
Manifest Destiny was American's belive in the 19th centuary that the United States was destined out to be stretched from coast to coast. Americans knew that if they didnt spread their land they would have lost business throughout slaves. Aswell as the Manifest Destiny was the expansion of land it was also thought out to be the expansion of slavery creating other states to become slave states. The westward expansion brought many positive outcomes as well as negative. Some positive outcomes were bigger territories and much more resources, but just like it had its positive outcomes it also had its negative outcomes.