America declares its 'manifest destiny'

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Historical Context Note

John L. O'Sullivan, the editor of the U.S. Magazine and Democratic Review, declares that the United States has a manifest destiny to occupy the North American continent. Manifest destiny became one of the most influential slogans in American history.
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Editors. "America declares its 'manifest destiny'". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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