Chapter Fourteen: Manifest Destiny
Learn the sources of that irresistible spiritual/political force, a kind of force of nature, which seemed to motivate Americans westward for thirty years, from right after the War of 1812, through James Monroe's fabled Era of Good Feelings, through the progressive decades of Henry Clay's Great American System, through the emotional decades of the Second Great Awakening, through the visions of the euphoric Utopians, through the contentious decades of the Abolitionists and the slavery question, through all of that, as Americans streamed in unstoppable waves, in wagon trains, on horseback, and on foot, westward, ever westward, following the irresistible siren song of Manifest Destiny to get to everybody hardscrabble settler's personal vision of opportunity in a new Promised Land. Discover for yourself what they already knew, that this opportunity came only once in a lifetime, and that seizing it was their birthright as Americans. This file is 47 min. in length and 43 MB in size. You may download it twice. Give it plenty of time to do so.