ERIC Number: EJ936249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Manifest Destiny and Competing Voices on the Eve of the Cherokee Removal
Chandler, Prentice T.
Social Education, v75 n3 p153-157 May-Jun 2011
Manifest Destiny, the idea that Providence guided the conquest and settlement of North America, is one of the most contested ideas in American culture and history. One's opinion about this central aspect of American mythology depends heavily on one's point of view. Exploring westward expansion and the Cherokee Trail of Tears with primary sources from multiple perspectives enables students to develop a more nuanced understanding about the concept of Manifest Destiny.
Descriptors: American Indians, Primary Sources, American Indian History, United States History, Land Settlement, Social Studies, Tribes
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