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LAST-ATTEMPT MARKING AS BRAINLIEST!! Manifest Destiny: What Actually Motivated American Territorial Expansion? rewrite the “Textbook Account” of Manifest Destiny. What really were the reasons and motivations behind American territorial expansion? Responses should be at least 7 sentences in length.


Manifest Destiny was not merely a reflection of American idealism and the desire for territorial expansion. Rather, it was motivated by a range of economic, political, and social factors. American expansionism was fueled by the desire for new markets and resources, both nationally and abroad. Additionally, it was driven by a sense of cultural superiority and a belief in American exceptionalism. The impacts of this expansion were disastrous for Native Americans and other marginalized communities, who suffered displacement, violence, and loss of autonomy. The legacy of Manifest Destiny continues to shape American society today, with ongoing debates over immigration policy and the role of the United States in international affairs.

  • What is the 'Textbook Account' of Manifest Destiny?
  • What were the reasons for American expansionism?
  • What are some criticisms of Manifest Destiny?