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Bell Work Day 4 Define American exceptionalism. Give one cultural example from modern America. Manifest Destiny Big Questions How did America justify westward expansion? American Exceptionalism Definition: the idea that the United States is qualitatively different from other nations. Unique American ideology Liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, republicanism Notion of superiority. Write the definition in your own words. Draw a picture that matches the definition. U.S.-1812 Manifest Destiny Divine obligation Belief in American cultural and racial superiority Economic motivations Start of the idea of American Imperialism Imperialism: the policy of extending a nation’s influence through diplomatic, economic, or military force. Definition-Manifest Destiny What do you think John O’Sullivan meant by the following quote? "Our manifest destiny is to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.” Manifest Destiny: write your own definition in your notes IMAGE #1 IMAGE #2 IMAGE #3 IMAGE #4 IMAGE #5 IMAGE #6 Manifest Destiny American Progress (1872) Write a 2 -3 sentence summary of the mindset outlined in this painting. Reading “Manifest Destiny”-John O’Sullivan Read and annotate: Highlight-ideas and concepts that are also reflected in the Monroe Doctrine Highlight-statements about American exceptionalism. Work on your own-then share with your groups. Slavery Question Early 19th C-Nation Split Controversy over Missouri Missouri Compromise (1820) U.S.-1820 Cheap Land Seemingly endless amount of sparsely populated land Squatters Preemption Act of 1830: up to 160 acres at $1.25/acre Predict How will squatters and federal land policy cause problems between white settlers, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in western lands? Discussion Why did many Americans believe it was important to expand territory? Do you think it was right for settlers on the frontier to expect to receive if not free, inexpensive land?