Manifest Destiny: Definition, Summary and Timeline


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What newspaper journalist first coined the phrase Manifest Destiny?

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1. What famous American general called the war against Mexico 'a wicked war' since it was a blatant war of conquest of a stronger power against a weaker one?

2. What notable Unitarian pastor had earlier written against American expansion because he feared it would harm American 'institutions and virtue?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be examined on this quiz/worksheet about topics concerning the coining of the phrase Manifest Destiny, and the U.S. president who supported it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be exact, you'll be examined on:

  • The journalist who coined Manifest Destiny
  • An American general who deemed the war against Mexico a wicked war
  • A Unitarian pastor who was anti-American expansion
  • The president who was pro-Manifest Destiny

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about important historical figures when it comes to Manifest Destiny
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding American expansion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different views on Manifest Destiny and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You've got a chance to learn even more about Manifest Destiny by making use of the accompanying lesson. The title of this lesson is Manifest Destiny: Definition, Summary and Timeline, and it will cover:

  • The origin of Manifest Destiny
  • Westward expansion
  • The relationship between Manifest Destiny and art
  • Manifest Destiny's legacy