The manifest destiny was a self-serving concept adopted by white Americans that entailed the perception that the expansion of the country was inevitable, justifiable, and divinely ordained. The idea was applied by the white Americans to justify the displacement of American Indians from their native habitats. The white Americans believed that the Indians were not utilizing the land they lived in its full potential as they left large tracts of land uncultivated. The unspoiled regions were reserved for hunting, which was considered to be wasteful according to the white settlers. Therefore, they declared that they had their manifest destiny or duty to seize the land for settlement and cultivation. The supporters and proponents of the manifest destiny and Indian removal were practitioners of land speculation. The land speculators purchased large tracts of land expecting it to increase in value as more people moved to occupy the area, thus, increasing its demand (Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1).