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Manifest Destiny in the 1840s

Summary: This was written for a standard five paragraph DBQ for AP US History. It is an analysis of how the idea of Manifest Destiny led to a Civil War between the North and the South of the United States. The letters in parentheses are referring to the documents cited, but they were not included. Manifest Destiny in the 1840s was the main reason that the United States engaged in a Civil War.
Throughout the history of the nation, the United States and its citizens have never been satisfied with what they have. During the mid-nineteenth century, this was especially the case. The idea of Manifest Destiny, the idea that America was destined - by God and by history - to expand its boundaries over a vast area, led to the spread of slavery over vast new lands, and a bitter feud between the North and the South over this issue. The increased tensions induced by the expansion of slavery to new lands is what caused the "United" States of America to break into the American Civil War.

Although many Americans saw the Mexican lands as a virus, eating away at our bonds as Americans, President James K. Polk didn't see it that way. He felt that through annexing Texas, they would be promoting peace and actually diminishing their chances of...

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