Give Me Liberty BY ERIC FONER

In what ways did American expansion across the continent bring new freedoms and opportunities? In what ways would they shut opportunities off? Do you think that Americans were justified in spreading the United States government and American society over the entirety of the continent, from Atlantic to Pacific?

Using the John L. O’Sullivan piece from the reader, explain the term “Manifest Destiny?” How did Sullivan, and many other Americans, feel expansion was there right? Why did they feel that way? In spreading across the North American continent, what problems would there be for other non-American peoples?