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    Defend manifest destiny and its elements.

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    Manifest Destiny

    As far as content ideas go, Manifest Destiny was the main political and social ideology adopted by Americans starting in the 1840s. It stated that the U.S. had "God-given rights" to explore, conquer, colonize, extract materials from, and otherwise settle in originally Native American (and by that time, Mexican and British) territory. They essentially viewed themselves as "the New Israel," a religious reference to a people on a pilgrimage with rights to settle in a land that was given to them by God. Ultimately, this was a belief born from the zeal that democracy was a priority (or what some may consider a "slave-free democracy"). But this ...

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