Cultural Literacy: Manifest Destiny

Here, on a rainy Tuesday morning (the remnants of Hurricane Florence pass through the Five Boroughs today), is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Manifest Destiny. You will note that I have posted this during Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, and so tagged it using my coding system. I find that editorial decision requires a mild defense.

Manifest Destiny, narrowly defined, refers to a belief in the United States, among its government and citizens, that the nation was obviously destined (simply another way of saying “Manifest Destiny”) to occupy North America in its entirety. Because this frame of mind informed, like it or not, United States policy across Latin America, it is an frame of inquiry in studying Hispanic History. Ergo, it ends up as a Hispanic Heritage Month post here.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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