America declares its 'manifest destiny' (40 words)

Historical Context Note

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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.

Editors. "America declares its 'manifest destiny'". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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