Negative Effects Of Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny was the idea that “the expansion of white Americans across the continent was inevitable and dained by god”. However, Manifest Destiny did have a negative side. It was an aggressive imperialism pursued at the expense of others. Many white Americans believed that they were superior to Native Americans and Mexicans. They used this belief to justify taking lands belonging to people whom they considered inferior. An example of this was when the American government made Native Americans move into the Oklahoma territory. There was a reason for the United States wanting to purchase California. The reason was that the United States wanted to spread its culture and many Americans saw their nation and its democratic government as the
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