The Manifest Destiny

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The Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny was the slogan and phrase used by those who were supporting the campaign for the annexation of the western territories to express an idea that the United States was destined to expand from coast to coast.

The Manifest Destiny

The phrase Manifest Destiny is credited to John L. O'Sullivan.

Homestead Act Poster from 1872

"American Progress" Painted in 1872 by John Gast

This is a tribute to the spirit of Manifest Destiny.

For Americans the Manifest Destiny was great as for the Native Americans and Mexicans not so much. The outcome of the westward expansion movement was devastating for the Native Americans and Mexicans.

Manifest Destiny by W. M. Cary, c. 1876

John L. O'Sullivan, (1813-1895)


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