• Yes, It is propaganda

  • No, it is not propaganda

40% 8 votes
60% 12 votes
  • I think it is propaganda because it encouraged people to move to Oregon and the west. It persuaded many people that Oregon was a good place with a good future, many people died along the way without knowing the trip might be dangerous.

  • The men who built this country believed that it was there God given right to have this land and did everything in their power to get it. Not that I'm not thankful. Thing is though there's a way to do everything and the way they did it was not appropriate.

  • Burden of proof. To show something to be propaganda, define and interpret the term, and demonstrate that the implications of the target for labeling are accepted by the definition of the term.

  • The idea of manifest destiny is that America was destined to expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This could he a personal belief or a widespread one, and although it could be USED as propaganda; the ideal itself is not propaganda. (Side not, why the Indian? I get the whole "Whites took the land" or whatever, but what was to happen to the Indians was people's own opinion, not manifest destiny)

  • Manifest destiny, like S-G said, was simply the idea that the settlers were destined to move west. This idea did not cause anyone to do anything wrong. Any injustices to the Indians were separate issues.

    Posted by: subdeo
  • well it wasn't propagated or promoted by anyone to the people it was more an ideology that many people held. and after a while the ideas caught on enough that they started creating propaganda for it but this was after it had already be going on for years.

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DrCereal says2017-09-14T22:00:57.6835444Z
Propaganda - " The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause." Though it was propaganda in the traditional, political sense, it was still propaganda. This is not a matter of opinion. Polls likes these are bad because they imply that facts are subject to individual opinions.
DrCereal says2017-09-15T04:05:54.1355007Z
Wasn't* For crying out loud.
Spiffy-Gonzalez says2017-09-18T20:09:05.6799799Z
DrCereal, I'd have to disagree with you. Your definition is correct, however manifest destiny is an idea, not an action. You can use propaganda to further any belief. The fact that the belief was advanced by propaganda does not convert the idea itself into propaganda.
FelixCollin says2018-02-12T17:12:31.7821443Z
By definition, it is propaganda. The idea of manifest destiny was used in order to manipulate people's actions, which is typical of propaganda.
Spiffy-Gonzalez says2018-02-14T05:04:27.9476483Z
FelixColin, and which definition is that? Manifest Destiny was not used to sway minds or promote an idea. It was simply a common phrase used to describe an idea that already existed.

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