Manifest Destiny Mini-PLB
Jazmine Peterson, Jerry Hardin, Jayden Braxton
The belief or doctrine, held chiefly in the middle and later part of the 19th century, that it was the destiny of the U.S. to expand its territory over the whole of North America and to extend and enhance its political, social, and economic influences. Manifest Destiny was a concept which heavily influenced American policy in the 1800s. The idea was the driving force behind the rapid expansion of America into the West from the East, and it was heavily promoted in newspapers, posters, and through other medium. The term was first used in 1845 by John O’Sullivan; O'Sullivan stated that it was America's “manifest destiny to overspread the continent.” America had, in fact, O'Sullivan argued, been uniquely chosen for the task of expanding Westward, driving out the wilderness and establishing civilization.
Many American settlers believed that their westward expansion was divinely guided, as portrayed in this period painting. Manifest Destiny was a widely held belief in the United States those American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent. It was bad for the people because they would lose their resources and couldn’t transport there goods. They Had to move to the west and restart everything over.
Klondike Gold Rush
Success Rate- 4,000 found Gold
100,000 set out. 30,000 arrived in the Klondike.
Gold was discovered in many rich deposit along the Klondike River in 1896. But due to the remoteness of the region and the harsh winter climate the news of the gold couldn't travel enough to reach the outside world.
The Harsh terrain and even harsher weather, its gold rushers a year to reach the Klondike. Mining was a challenging due to pretty unpredictable distributions of gold and digging was slowed by permafrost.