7 Manifest Destiny
John O’Sullivan was an American columnist who coined the term Manifest Destiny. He declared that race was the key to the history of nations and the rise and fall of empires. For this discussion you will be exploring the topic of Manifest Destiny in the American conscience and how it impacted the direction of the nation.
1. Please define what you think John O’Sullivan meant by Manifest Destiny?
2. Explain how influential you thought it was in American politics and sentiments.
3. How was it expressed in society
4. Do you think Manifest Destiny drove out domestic and foreign policies and actions in the late 1840s and into the Civil War? In what ways? Give specific examples?