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    The American Frontier marks the origin of American History. European settlement on the Atlantic Coast and eastern rivers eventually led to the westward expansion that created the United States we know today. Historian Frederick Jackson Turner wrote a thesis regarding the frontier and gives an in depth explanation of how the American frontier is the most influential aspect of American History. His frontier thesis, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History," was delivered in 1893 and has continued to influence historical thinking since then. Turner manages to expose how the frontier allowed the Europeans that settled in America to become Americans by moving westward and developing their own ideas. In addition, his thesis also covers how the frontier affected many different areas of American History which shows how all American history somehow leads back to the frontier. Other historians…

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    Audience: The audience for this interview includes a variety of groups of people. They consist of: the people interested in American history, the people who are enthusiasts of Frederick Jackson Turner, and the average historian. This interview is geared towards exploiting the hidden connotations of Turner’s article. Purpose of the interview: The purpose of the interview is for me and the audience to gain a better understanding of Turner’s article. It is to question why he believes what he…

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    In a society that has continually advancing technology and customs one must rapidly adapt in order to be successful. Frederick Jackson Turner expresses that theme in context of America advancing as a country in his excerpts from the “Turner Thesis (1893).” He symbolizes the Western Frontier as a basis in which the American people started to evolve. Yet he then continues on to say that the frontier is “closed”, Turner means that the frontier has since adapted and the American people have new…

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    Frederick Jackson Turner’s work is described by some as the single most influential piece of writing in the history of American History. From his perspective he laid out a theory to catalog his ideas and thoughts regarding the story of America and the move West. His argument entails the belief that every American generation returned “to primitive conditions on a continually advancing frontier line as the “meeting point of savagery and civilization”. His analysis attempts to categorize the past…

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    Frederick Jackson Turner, came up with the “frontier thesis” This thesis was written in 1893 and it is the history of the western frontier. The frontier was known as the event that shaped American character and the American Culture. His novel provided insight for the Amricans and cities. Cities, like Chicago, were the forerunners of development and settlement. Those who were able to manage their own lands became difficult to make a profit due to the railroads. Turner stated, “the existence of an…

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    In 1893, a man by the name of Frederick Jackson Turner created a thesis that tried to envelop the idea of the American Frontier. Turner’s thesis became wildly popular as it told of an American history that had not yet been researched or even known. Through Turner’s thesis, the American Frontier became the beginning and hope of a new period in American history. However, although Turner’s thesis was able to grasp the American Frontier, it was incapable of fully capturing the core essence of the…

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    Before Frederick Turner’s essay “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”, the section begins with how influential the essay is and a bit of history about it. It continues by commenting how Turner may not be looked at as much of a historian anymore, but his work it still important. The rest of the passage is the essay. It starts with how different the European Frontier was from the American one, it is a vast open expanse where few people live, and Indian tribes dot the landscape.…

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    Frederick Jackson Turner was writing at a time that historians called the Progressive Age. It was during this time that historians sought to address the history of common people, and in fact that is what Turner did: he addressed the history of common people in the West. But of course, he tended to glorify society 's role in the West, and he viewed it though largely an Anglo-male perspective. In all fairness Turner, for all his oversights, his romanticism, and his racialism, sought to explain…

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    In 1893, Historian Frederick Jackson Turner expressed his feeling on the frontier thesis. He explained that the frontier influenced the American culture by promoting individualistic democracy. “The frontier,” he asserted, "is the line of most rapid Americanization." He also expressed that expansion to the American West changed people’s view of their own culture. The western frontier, however, did not appear to be what it seemed like. Turner described in his frontier thesis that the West was a…

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    In “The Significance of the Frontier In American History” by Frederick Jackson Turner, written in 1893 he expounds strongly the importance of the frontier. In his thesis, he outlines that the frontier shaped and molded men into the embodiments of “Americanism”. These were people in a new world that Turner referred to as Americans that receive great traits all due to the encounter of the frontier. This statement made by Turner has been supported by several historians and to this day still holds…

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