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Americanization and Resistance

Contested Terrain on the Southwest Frontier, 1848–1912
  • Victoria-María MacDonald

Abstract

Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century the United States began an era of expansionism, supported ideologically by the notion of “Manifest Destiny.” Journalist John O’Sullivan, who argued that Providence granted the United States a divine mandate to spread from coast to coast, coined this term in 1845. The ideology of the United States possessing a Manifest Destiny ultimately provided justification for the Mexican War of 1846–1848.

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