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The United States of America has expanded extensively since the founding of the original 13 colonies. This expansion, once referred to  as 'manifest destiny,' is the fabric in which our ancestors movements and histories are woven. It is beneficial to have a working knowledge of the historical context in which our ancestors lived in order to more fully appreciate and understand the choices they made, their trials, and their desires. The following are a few resources that may help you to learn more about the expansion of the United States of America: