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a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)

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(38) The Jacksonian era is instructive because it reinvigorated the nascent doctrine of manifest destiny. Recently the foreign affairs scholar Walter Mead argued that America's key to continued success in international affairs is returning to our national traditions under a "Jacksonian code of honor." (39) Mead defined this tradition as "less an intellectual or political movement than it is an expression of the social, cultural, and religious values of a large portion of the American public....
Both the United States in its first century as a nation (despite Manifest Destiny) and the Russian empire for much of its history fit into this first category.
America's belief in manifest destiny conflicted with former land claims and treaties with the English over the Oregon Country, which included the present states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and parts of Montana, Wyoming, and the Canadian province, British Columbia.
In short, the story that emerged in the papers was a variation on a theme as old as Manifest Destiny: Uncle Sam screws the indians and then lies about it.
They defined the enslavement of blacks, the disfranchisement of women, and the conquest of Mexicans and Native Americans as the white man's "manifest destiny." As such, early 19th-century historians excused social injustice and crafted a narrow white male nationalist history of the United States.
(In response to the possessive, even irrational ownership of the term "American" north of the Rio Grande, a better term might well be "United Statesian" - unwieldy but accurate.) Machado and his characters are both Cuban and American - born of the tiny glittering island, born as well into the soup of manifest destiny and guerilla independence which have defined the Americas.
"Manifest manners" plays on "manifest destiny" to suggest a variety of cultural realities which falsify the experience of American Indians and exploit their culture for commercial, political, and other inappropriate purposes.
45; Albert Weinberg, Manifest Destiny (Baltimore, 1935), p.
Generations ago, white men--armed with big guns and a lust for property--took Indian land nearly at will because they felt it was their manifest destiny.
The exuberant, nationalistic, even jingoistic, spirit of the times was perfectly exemplified in the phrase manifest destiny, which first appeared this year in connection with the annexation of Texas.
Merging libraries and computer centers: Manifest destiny or manifestly deranged?
retailers have a "manifest destiny" to expand their operations.
<IR> ODE IN TIME OF HESITATION </IR> and "On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines" satirize turn-of-the-century manifest destiny. He also wrote successful poetic dramas: <IR> THE MASQUE OF JUDGMENT </IR> (1900), a Miltonic play on God's relation to man; The Fire-Bringer (1904); The Sabine Woman (1906), later titled <IR> THE GREAT DIVIDE </IR> (1909), contrasting the puritanical East and the wild West; and The Faith Healer (1909).
Thus, Uruk city-states may have pursued a type of "manifest destiny," he suggests, claiming nearby lands in the name of their deities.
The manifest destiny of Washington Administration has been incompetent and nothing to show for.