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Teaching Manifest destiny: Westward expansion

Manifest destiny: Westward expansion

Expansion westward seemed perfectly natural to many Americans in the mid-nineteenth century. Like the Massachusetts Puritans who hoped to build a "city upon a hill, "courageous pioneers believed that America had a divine obligation to stretch the boundaries of their noble republic to the Pacific Ocean.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What contextual factors spurred Americans to move westward?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3
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