John Louis O'Sullivan


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John Louis O'Sullivan (November 15, 1813 – March 24, 1895) was an American columnist and editor who used the term "Manifest Destiny" in 1845 to promote the annexation of Texas and the Oregon Country to the United States. O'Sullivan was an influential political writer and advocate for the Democratic Party at that time and served as US Minister to Portugal during the administration of ... more »

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  • ''Other nations have tried to check ... the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.''
    John Louis O'Sullivan (1813-1895), U.S. editor. editorial in U.S. Magazine & Democratic Review (July-Aug. 1845), vol. 17. Supporting the annexatio...
  • ''A torchlight procession marching down your throat.''
    John Louis O'Sullivan (1813-1895), U.S. editor. Quoted in Collections and Recollections, ch. 19, G.W.E. Russell (1898). Referring to whisky.
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