Manifest Destiny: The Old v. The New

Old Manifest Destiny

New Manifest Destiny

Promoted primarily by agricultural interests

Promoted primarily by industrial interests

Goal was acquisition of:
  • New territories
  • New lands for settlement and farming
Goal was acquisition of:
  • Raw materials
  • Markets for surplus goods
  • Access to coaling stations and bases for navy and merchant ships

Expansion in North America

Expansion outside North America

Often influenced by sectional concerns

Usually influenced by patriotic and nationalist concerns

Racial issues often discouraged expansion (the fear of racial mixing)

Racial issues often encouraged expansion (the "White Manís Burden")

 


HIS 223: Introduction to American History, 1492-1877

HIS 223: Introduction to American History, 1877-Present

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