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  • Response to Turner's Essay on The Significance of the Frontier in American History

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    Significance of the Frontier in American History Turner's "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" essay presents the primary model for comprehending American history. Turner developed his notions on the uncovering of the 1890 census that the frontier was coming to an end, that the nation had occupied its continental borders. As Turner discusses in his essay, an extensive era of American development approached an ending, but left enduring marks on American society

  • The Frontier Of The American Frontier

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    American frontiersmen during the 19th century were some of the fiercest pioneers that have ever roamed newly unexplored territories. After the American Revolution, the United States gained territory that the British Empire claimed as their own west of the Appalachians. This created new opportunities for many Americans throughout the liberated country to travel west, specifically the well-known pioneer--Daniel Boone—who was very famous for his successful settlements in Kentucky. As a result, many

  • The Significance of the Frontier in American History

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    along the American frontier? What Turner wants to point out here is that the American West is the most important feature of American history, and of the development of its society. He refers several times to a process of “Americanization” and we will see that the definition he gives of it is a very peculiar one. He gives a definition of the frontier: “it lies at the hither edge of free land”, meaning that he considers the Indian territory to be free land. According to him the frontier is the “meeting

  • The Frontier Of American History

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    In the Significance of the Frontier in American History, Frederick Jackson Turner discusses the understanding of the West as a concept. Turner’s claims included that the expansion into the frontier fueled individualism, stimulated democracy and nationalism, and widened the opportunity of advancement. In the census of 1890, the frontier no longer had a place in the report because the previously unsettled areas had been broken into areas of settlement. Turner uses the definition of two people per square

  • The Impact Of The American Frontier

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    The Impact of the American Frontier American frontier is the border area of settlement of their descendants of American counterpart. The American civilization was established a long time ago, but even later the American West held a great attraction for some of the men. However, the frontier began when colonists settled on the east coast of the continent the 1600s.The values represented the American frontier that are important such as Self-Reliance and Rugged individualist, American macho, Inventiveness

  • The Mayflower: The New American Frontier

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    it tells of the Pilgrim’s roughly sailed course to reach the new American frontier and what they did to strive in this new territory, which today is what is known as the United States. Mayflower explains the lives of one hundred and two pilgrims that took the risk of going to the New World. This includes the ancestry of their arrival upon the unexplored location, and the essential relationship with the Indians, or Native Americans. Philbrick also tells of their religious desires they tried to meet

  • Rediscovering The American Frontier Of The United States

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    Rediscovering the American Frontier Humans have always had a sense of curiosity for the unknown and a greedy fascination for individual growth without seeing the repercussions on others. The United States culminates these qualities not only as a first-world country but it can also be seen from the very beginnings of the nation’s history. The philosophies’ of early settlers in the United States was to have equality between the people, however Americans failed to incorporate this ideology of equality

  • The Frontier Of American History

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    "The Frontier in American History" was one of the most famous essays by Frederick Turner in the nineteenth century. In this essay, Turner expressed his thoughts about how the frontier set up and created unique American characteristics. He explained the idea of American exceptionalism, which states that America is different than other nations in the world. The development of America included many significant events, and our nation 's identity was made up by many factors, not just only the frontier

  • The Expansion Of The Frontier And The Relationship Among The Native Americans

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    Unforgiven and Stagecoach The film Stagecoach incorporated the expansion of the frontier and the relationship among the Native Americans. The film starts with a wide view of an open valley to show the vast plain and the open frontier, introducing and getting an idea of the setting. The movie was interesting in the sense that it had more social commentary than most films. An article was written by Thomas Myers explaining the film and the unique social commentary of the film Stagecoach by stating,

  • The Western Frontier Is An Important Part Of American Society

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    The Western Frontier is an important part of American society that captures the archetypal curiosity that ever American has in search of new opportunities. Frederick Jackson Turner’s essay titled, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History” explains the relevance of westward expansion in the late nineteenth century. Turner describes the western frontier as the “meeting point between savagery and civilization” because once one crosses the boundary from the East to the West; the laws of