Manifest Destiny PDL

By: Brieann Fields, Kamylle Wright, & Celine Rodriguez

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny was an 19th century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents, was both justified and inevitable; it was said that it was their god givin' right, when someone back then says that, everyone goes a long with it.The term was originated in the 1840s. For the people in the west was really excited about it, but the Indian's where ever upset about the Manifest Destiny.

The Homestead Act

The Homestead Act was an act that any adult citizen could claim up to 160 acres of land for only $1.25 per acre. People really liked this act because they would be getting lots more land at a very cheap price. The Homestead Act was enacted during the Civil War in 1862. This was something that would make or break people during this time; you could either lose your life in the process or gain the deal of a lifetime!