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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

Manifest Destiny

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation
(1776-1830)


Manifest Destiny
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.56

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    finding, britain, slavery, country, treaty, freedom, slave, government, anyplace, issue, term, apply, become, believe, hundred, state
     content words:    Manifest Destiny, Thomas Jefferson, Mississippi River, Rocky Mountains, Oregon Trail, United States, Native Americans, Civil War


Manifest Destiny
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     In the 1800s, the country started to grow quickly. Some people started to believe that the country should go from one ocean to another. They used this idea as a reason to go to war or take land from other countries. This idea was called Manifest Destiny.
 
2     The term was used for the first time in 1845. The person who used it did not think the country should go to war to get land. He didn't think the government should have any part of it. He thought that people should just move west. When enough people lived in an area, they would apply to become a state. This is how the country should grow.
 
3     It wasn't that easy. Other countries owned the land in the West. Thomas Jefferson helped with this problem in 1803. He bought land from France. This land went from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. He doubled the size of the country.
 
4     People quickly began to move onto this land. But some people wanted to go farther west. They went into Texas. This land was owned by Mexico. In 1836, they declared their freedom. Texas applied to become a state. The two countries went to war over the land. Mexico lost.

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