Manifest destiny vs imperialism

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Having established that no history exists in a vacuum, one should venture to explore the origins of what has become the primary term to describe, and sometimes to justify, American expansionism. However, there are many variation of American expansion. That phrase "Manifest Destiny,  which is a belief that territorial expansion by the United States was both inevitable and divinely ordained, was first coined in the 1840s in print, but possibly dating from much before then. It literally arrived with the first white men, the Puritans who established their colonies along the shores of New England. Their profound belief in being the chosen people and having none of the problems of the Old World led to their expectation in becoming the "renovator of the world , leading other peoples down their path as well. If God and mission was the road to Manifest Destiny, imperialism, the policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition, was the light that lit the way (Doc. E). Between the late 1800 early 1900, the American businessman fueled the notion of International Destiny. By the late 1800s and early 1900s, the United States fulfilled its Manifest Destiny or also known as Imperialism of extending its borders fro

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