Western Life

William Quantrill

William Clarke Quantrill, born on July 31st 1837 at Canal Dover, which is now known as the state of Ohio, is controversially one of the most influential guerrilla leaders in the eyes of outlaws and hired mercenaries for his involvement in the American Civil War. The war amongst the American states revolved heavily around the… Continue reading William Quantrill

Western Life

Manifest Destiny

Originating in the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was a belief that the US was destined to spread throughout the American continents. That this spread was inevitable and therefore justified, at any cost. The idea was that manifesting this inescapable advancement was the duty of all US citizens of the time. The term was originally coined… Continue reading Manifest Destiny