By: Mrs McGrath
Manifest Destiny is an external factor that led to Confederation in British North America.
Some interesting and important facts about Manifest Destiny are:
What is it? Manifest Destiny is a phrase or philosophy that reflects the quest of the United States for power. Americans believed that the U.S. was destined to conquer lands from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
Who? The Americans
Why? Wanted power, land, resources and wealth
U.S was a powerful nation, democratic and capitalist.
When? This philosophy came about after the American Civil War.
Mission: to expand U.S. borders and "take over" B.N.A. They wanted to "conquer" the wilderness and reap the benefits (resources) available in the vast land area.
How did this lead to Confederation?
People were worried; concerned about a "take over". SO fear encouraged them to unite and be stronger. It would solidify the borders, for protection. AND the Fathers of Confederation wanted a strong federal government and wanted to protect the colonies from possible American invasion.
Text To Self:
What does Manifest Destiny remind me of or what do I think of?
It reminds me of people who think that they are more powerful or better than others. I think about bullies who may pick on others to gain power.
Text to World:
This reminds me of the War in Afghanistan and the U.S role in that fight.
It reminds me of WWII and how some try to have control over others.
And in WWI nations were trying to gain land.