O'Sullivan's Manifest Destiny

Introduction O'Sullivan is one of the most famous journalist in American history. He is the one who coined the expression "Manifest Destiny". He was a democrat and the official spokesman for American expansion (we should remember that Democrats standed for expansion whereas Republicans were against). O'Sullivan wrote two important articles: "the Great Nation of Futurity" in 1839 and "Annexation" in 1845, where he added a justification to American expansion. For O'Sullivan, the two major words were "manifest destiny" and "justification". […]

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West to the Pacific

A westward expansion Expansion is both commercial and territorial. American expansion was always as sort of global attitude involving territorial growth and commercial expansion, exactly like a body that grows. America has always been perceived as a body. The growth is so huge that nobody can do anything about it: unlimited development, though only extending to the West. In 1800, the Western Boundary/Border was the Mississippi River. Beyond it, standed great areas of land, not very known: 600 miles to […]

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Croissance et développement

La révolution transforme profondément le monde occidental entraînant une croissance économique jusque là inconnue. La croissance économique peut aussi s'accompagner de développement. I - La croissance économique A - Qu'est-ce que la croissance économique ? La croissance économique est une notion quantitative et économique. C'est un phénomène mesurable dans le temps et dans l'espace (exemple : la France en 1998). C'est l'accroissement des richesses d'un pays, mesuré par le Produit Intérieur Brut (l'agrégat PIB). Le PIB peut être exprimé en […]

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