Describe the concept of “Manifest Destiny.” What sort of effect did it have on American society? Why did people find it appealing, and what sort of changes did it bring about for the country? Looking back on this period of American history, how do you read the push for American dominance of the continent?
Please answer the prompt in a short essay of 1-2 double-spaced pages. The essay should fully consider the question(s) and should pull from the course readings, as well as your own experiences and opinions, if applicable. Show me that you’ve really thought about your topic and that you have a full understanding of this issue. Your essay should have both a strong introduction (with a thesis statement that clearly states your argument) and a strong conclusion.