Manifest Destiny

By; Kimmy, Juan and Bronson

Who, When, and Where?

  • Amerian citizens, Indians, Mexicans
  • 19th century (1800s)
  • Western America


The "God-given" right for America to expand farther West so that the country would stretch coast-to-coast.

Why and How was it important?

This took place because Americans believed it was their right to own the land.

Also because of government propaganda. The Louiaiana Purchase helped it to occur as well.

It changed America by:

  • Greatly increasing its size
  • Caused a war with Mexico over Texas
  • Kicked out the last surviving Indians.