the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War. Identitarianism was used to promote manifest destiny, but, as in the case of Calhoun and the resistance to the "All Mexico" movement, identitarianism was also used to oppose manifest destiny. When the public learned of the Ostend Manifesto in 1854, which argued that the United States could seize Cuba by force if Spain refused to sell, this effectively killed the effort to acquire the island. Lincoln opposed anti-immigrant nativism, and the imperialism of manifest destiny as both unjust and unreasonable. He described the United States as "the last, best hope of Earth". As an example, this idea was reflected in the work of one of America's first great historians, Francis Parkman, whose landmark book The Conspiracy of Pontiac was published in 1851.
44 Continentalism edit The 19th-century belief that the United States would eventually encompass all of North America is known as "continentalism 45 46 a form of tellurocracy. 10708 Official Manual of the State of Missouri. As historian Reginald Horsman argued in his influential study Race and Manifest Destiny, racial rhetoric increased during the era of manifest destiny. Hamilton Model Lesson 2: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson Background Readings Alexander Hamiltons Ideas about Government and the Federalist Party Thomas Jeffersons Ideas about Government and the Democratic-Repubilcan Party Who is the speaker? 36 Before and during the Civil War both sides claimed that America's destiny were rightfully their own.