Manifest Destiny Essay

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Manifest Destiny is A term used in the 19th century to describe the early American settlers’ belief that expansion was unavoidable, and destined to happen. The idea led to settlers migrating westward with the notions that whatever acts they committed were justified. The belief that the circumstances warranted their behaviors. This mindset led to the Indian Removal Act, the Mexican-American War, the California Goldrush, and eventually the development of railroads across the continent which helped shape Americas revolution.
Mexican-American War (1846-1848) A dispute over Texas being considered American soil. The discord ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. American ultimately gained Texas, California, Nevada, Utah,
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While America was known at the time as a place for accepting immigrants, this was not the case for most Irish immigrants. Irish Catholics were targeted on the grounds that Catholics could not be trusted to remain loyal to anyone but the Pope, if another war were to arise. However, the Irish remained strong willed and assimilated into American society by working as farmers and building machines.
Germans immigrated to America in search of political and religious freedom. They also came of hopes of better economic opportunities while escaping their own economic hardships. German immigrants settled across America working as farmers, improving their education, and working to develop modern operations. Disputed broke out over the Irish and German immigrants but an increase and economic growth and the need for laborers helped reduce the conflict. (ushistory.org, 2017)

The Gilded Age
After the Civil War (1861-1865), agriculture was no longer the main base of Americas economy. The factories that the Union built were repurposed for more profitable intentions. Because of this and the ambition of a few powerful men, America took a swift turn to becoming more industrialized. While the nation was growing, so were the railroads and small businesses. Americans no longer worked for themselves but for an employer. If a business couldn’t provide the best product at the cheapest prices they went bankrupt and were

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