Manifest Destiny and the Genocide of the Native American Indian

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A. Plan of the Investigation
I. Subject of the Investigation
How did the Manifest Destiny ideal affect the Native Americans in the 1830’s?
II. Methods
a. Research about the origins of Manifest Destiny and the history of the Native Americans from 1830 to 1839. There were two websites that we particularly helpful to me. Reliability, how recently it was updated and how easily it could be edited by Internet users were the main criteria used when selecting a website.
b. Writing a rough bibliography y about the topic
c. Selection and reading of books pertaining to Native Americas, and Manifest Destiny. Criteria: the most factually accurate.

B. Summary of Evidence
In the 1830’s America was highly influenced by the Manifest Destiny
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This forced excavation of the Native Americans lead to a massive number of deaths among the tribes.

C. Evaluation of the Sources America’s Westward Expansion was published on suite101, an American History website, in February 2007 and was written by K.C. Morgan. K.C. Morgan is a professional freelance writer who has written various articles and blog posts that appear on a range of websites. After several years of writing fantasy fiction, she decided to write about the real world she faces everyday. During her years of writing professionally, however, she has covered a wide range of topics. The purpose of America’s Westward Expansion is to provide a very ‘native American friendly’ view of the manifest destiny ideal. This article, though very one-sided, had great value to me. In it the author stated that the famous phrase “manifest destiny” was coined by a journalist in 1844. This information enlightened me about the fact that the idea of manifest destiny existed and was being executed for many years before it was actually given a name. This was not something I had ever given thought to, however, I had the misconceived notion that the word came before the definition, which is a false statement when pertaining to any topic. Though it presented some very interesting information, this website was limiting in the fact that it only presented information that was very
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