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manifest destiny

1. A policy of imperialistic expansion defended as necessary or benevolent.
2. often Manifest Destiny The 19th-century doctrine that the United States had the right and duty to expand throughout the North American continent.

Manifest Destiny

(Historical Terms) (esp in the 19th-century US) the belief that the US was a chosen land that had been allotted the entire North American continent by God

Man′ifest Des′tiny

the 19th-century belief that it was inevitable for the U.S. to expand to the Pacific coast.
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Noun1.Manifest Destiny - a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)manifest destiny - a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)
imperialism - a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
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Where no more is taken than is needed, versus a new society that takes everything, at all costs, in the name of Manifest Destiny.
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He really hammered home the concept of Manifest Destiny - the 19th century belief that America's westward movement was inexorable; that American expansionism was simply "destined" to happen, or so the era's politicians and influencers believed.