America began its expansion across the North American continent prior to the Civil War. Among the many reasons for this expansion was America’s mission to promote democracy throughout the world.
Using the Internet, review J. L. O’Sullivan’s “Manifest Destiny”:
[O’Sullivan, J. L.?]. [ca. 1839]. Manifest destiny. Civics Online. Retrieved from
Based on your readings for this module and, specifically, the article by J.L. O’Sullivan, respond to the following:
What was the philosophy of Manifest Destiny? Does the U.S. continue to promote this philosophy?
What purpose and objectives did the philosophy of Manifest Destiny serve?
Have recent conflicts in the Middle East and the U.S. response to trade and foreign aid confirmed or rejected this belief? Give reasons in support of your answer.