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WAS MANIFEST DESTINY another name for AMERICAN IMPERIALISM?

Like..I heard the other day that MD.... was just a fancy way to rip off other people's land....Do you think it was how we excused orselves into stealing Texas land from Mexico?

OBVIOUSLY THIS IS NOT A CURRENT EVENT DEBATE! LOL!

 
FingerPainter

Asked by FingerPainter at 8:51 PM on May. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What did the Spaniards call it when they came in and stole it from the Aztecs (and others) ~ and formed the Mestizos? What did the French call it when they came in and stole it from the First Nations?

    What did ANY of what we now recognize as indigenous populations call it when they supplanted and/or integrated earlier tribes to form their own?

    Why is it that only Colonial America gets questioned about this? Or ... wasn't I supposed to answer the question with these questions?
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:14 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • When's your assignment due?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:54 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Manifest Destiny & Imperialism are both terms relating to the same issue, the ethics of taking away land and/or assimilating those of another culture whose land you have taken. Manifest Destiny was the term in which those who did so believed it was their destiny, divinely endowed to inherit all corners of the earth. Imperialism if more of a scholarly term used to refer to the specific movement of taking land and often forced assimilation.
    EdwinsMommy

    Answer by EdwinsMommy at 8:59 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Are there people who will argue otherwise? heh
    bishopblack

    Answer by bishopblack at 8:52 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Nice answer farmlady09
    Ronique1989

    Answer by Ronique1989 at 3:21 PM on May. 14, 2011