Description: Manifest Destiny was an extremely powerful idea in the 19th century United States. The essence of Manifest Destiny was that North America was intended by God to be populated and governed by Anglo-Saxon Americans. This meant that the spread of United States democracy and industry was part of the Divine plan. Of course, there were other people on the North American continent who disagreed with this notion. In this lesson students will explore the idea of Manifest Destiny.
Grade level(s): Middle and High School Standards: OAS, GFL Produced By: Jenea Midgett