!!! *NO PLAGIARISM* !!! Read the following interview: An Ideal or a Justification: A conversation with David M. Pletcher, Indiana University http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/prelude/md_an_ideal_or_a_justification.html This article talks about the Ideal and the racist motives behind U.S. expansion. The ideal, for some, was that Christianity would spread and many would come to know Jesus. Matthew 28: 19 ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end for the age.’ For others, this scripture helped to justify Manifest Destiny and the racist motives behind subduing Native Americans. *Debate the conflicting motivations between what the gospel charges believers to do and what believers actually did during U.S. expansion.* Write your submission in a page essay in MLA format.