In both era’s however the United States was able to justify its expansion through national belief. Before the nineteenth century America had an agriculturally based economy and wanted to expand its nation for this use. The United States slowly grew after the American Revolution through warfare and land purchase. Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 which doubled the size of the United States and this promoted more land usage and westward expansion. This expansion however caused problems that lead up to warfare such as the civil war.
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Manifest destiny is the idea that Americans had, and have, the inherent right to expand the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. As we know, this eventually happened, but it took a lot of time, money, blood, and effort in order to achieve this divine goal. We take for granted the size and span of our country, when for a good part of the 19th century, we shared the land mass with Spanish Mexico. It’s important to understand what drove us to pursue this goal, and the struggles that we encountered in obtaining, exploring, and settling the land. Europeans, for centuries, have been obsessed with the idea of conquest.
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