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What was the manifest destiny?

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Mar 6, 2018

Answer:

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Explanation:

The expression was coined by John O'Sullivan to express the idea that the United States had a Manifest Destiny to expand westward. It was used during the 1846-1848 war with Mexico to justify the annexation of the whole SouthWest. This territory used to belong to Mexico.