I’m trying to learn for my History class and I’m stuck. Can you help?Mod 3 Reading Check: Manifest Destiny and Native Americans in the West This week’s big theme is American expansion and growth into an overseas empire. But even before the Spanish-American War and the war in the Philippines, the US had long been expanding as the nation slowly industrialized over the 19th century. In this Reading Check, we’ll read a few primary sources (and a secondary source chart) to lay the philosophical foundation for the American Empire to come.
Assignment InstructionsStep 1: Analyze the sources.Read the linked sources below.First, take a look at these collected sourcesActionsundefinedThen, read this excerptActionsundefinedStep 2: Short ReflectionUsing the sources linked above, as well as any background material, answer the following prompt in a double-spaced reflection paragraph (about 150-200 words). No formal citations required. Reflect and react to the sources in this assignment. In what ways did Manifest Destiny (the idea that Americans were God-divined to expand their “exceptional” culture across the continent) and westward expansion affect the Native American groups indigenous to the western states and territories? While the west symbolized “freedom” for Americans in the crowded eastern states, what did this period in the west mean for Native Americans?