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Question by singer1234: what is manifest destiny?
History Project. I need to know what the Manifest Destiny is. Im also reasearching the Oregon Trail and Gold /rush if that has anything to do with it?

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Answer by RainbowMangos
The belief that the U.S. should extend its borders towards the Pacific.

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  1. Manifest Destiny was the hope that one day, America would stretch from one ocean to the other(Pacific to Atlantic). The Oregon trail sort of helped by having many settlers move into the place we now call Oregon, so in a way, it helped the Manifest Destiny.

  2. ammianus says:

    Manifest Destiny was the idea that it was obvious (obvious at least to Americans) that God intended the USA to expand and take over the whole of the North American continent.

  3. Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States had been given a divine purpose to unite what is today the lower forty-eight. From Canada to Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The Oregon Trail is one of the paths that the settlers of the west coast followed. In 1849 the discovery of gold in California brought ten’s of thousands of prospectors to the Pacific real quick. Few got rich and those who did spent it faster than it took them to find it. However, many of those that did not strike it rich stayed and built the towns, cities, railroads, and universities that California is noted for today.

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