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  • Frontier Of The Indian Country
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    Turner, 'The Significance of the Frontier' web of 27 2003-10-09 09: 04 The Significance of the Frontier in American History 1 By Frederick Jackson Turner Electronic edition prepared by Jack Lynch, Rutgers University - Newark The text and notes come from chapter 1 of The Frontier in American History (New York: Henry Holt, 1921). Paragraph numbers are my own. [1] In a recent bulletin of the Superintendent of the Census for 1890 appear these significant words: 'Up to and including 1880 the country ...
  • Mark Off His Land In The Frontier
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    : : : : Just a note, I wrote this my Junior Year in high school, so don't expect anything amazing. Please feel free to use, edit, tweak in any way you want. Just make sure you document: D: : : : The United States of America is a perfect name for the country. It is after all many states united. But to have states you must have land for those states. Before those stats become land they must be a frontier, or as defined by Webster's Dictionary, "A region that forms the margin of settled or develope...
  • Living In The Texas Frontier
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    Conquering the Texas Frontier When looking at the vast lands of Texas after the Civil War, many different people came to the lands in search for new opportunities and new wealth. Many were lured by the large area that Texas occupied for they wanted to become ranchers and cattle herders, of which there was great need for due to the large population of cows and horses. In this essay there are three different people with three different goals in the adventures on the frontier lands of Texas in its ...
  • Turner's Thesis
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    Fredrick Jackson Turner's Thesis was one of the most widely praised and widely criticized theses of all time. Within his thesis, Turner proclaimed the close of the frontier even though much of the west remained unsettled. He claimed that the western lands had prompted many Americans to venture through terrible conditions to establish new lands, societies, and value unique only to the frontier. The settlers were all distinct and brave settlers who lived by their own code and reverted back to a si...
  • Most Significant Thing About The American Frontier
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    In 1893, historian Frederick Jackson Turner made an historic speech at the Columbian Exhibition. In his address, he spoke on, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History". Turner's hypothesis was that the frontier was the single most important influence on the development of the United States and its values. He spoke of the frontier's important influence on America for the first time shortly after the census of 1890, when a report from the Census Bureau proclaimed, "the unsettled area ...
  • Turner Thesis In 1890 The Frontier
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    Turner Thesis In 1890 the frontier closed. Three years later, Frederick Jackson Turner wrote his thesis on the impact of the frontier in American history. Believing that the frontier was a "factor in American history of the highest importance", Turner proceeded to explain the relationship between the frontier and the history of America. Turner looked at multiple aspects of the frontier, and decided that those aspects were what shaped the America of his time. It must be taken into consideration, ...
  • Development Of American Identity To Westward Expansion
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    In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner presented a thesis that would challenge the widespread accepted view that the east, particularly New England was the true bearer of American culture. He attempted to explain this by theorizing that American advances on the westward frontier can be viewed as a major factor in explaining American development throughout the nineteenth century. He believed that historians who examined the importance of these urban centers as cultural beacons would discover that it w...

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