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John L. O’Sullivan on Manifest Destiny

Triplett's March of Destiny

John L. O’Sullivan on Manifest Destiny New York, NY November 1839 In 1839, John L. O’Sullivan, editor of the Democratic Review, referred in his magazine to America’s “manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.” During O’Sullivan’s day, aggressive nationalists invoked manifest destiny to justify

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