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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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    Turner's Frontier

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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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    New Frontier Thesis

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    During the 1960s and early 1970s, before the Vietnam War broke out, but during the Cold War, the United States was in a turmoil of civil rights movements and new technological advances. New presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson tried to create administrations to try to help upcoming society. John F. Kennedy’s administration was called the “New Frontier”, he announced that it would help solve problems in America, such as peace and war, ignorance and prejudice and poverty and…

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    Turner’s Frontier Thesis is dedicated to supporting the role of the American frontier and its significance in shaping America today. Without the early American pioneers’ steadfast ambition to separate from British power and declare their own independence, this American frontier would never have transpired. Hence, it is due to the frontier theory that the land stretching from the east to the west coast is declared the United States of America. Not only was the land being conquered by these…

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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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    The frontier is like a border that changes the area as it sweeps across. Not only does it change the people’s behavior in the land, but it also alters the way people think. They adapt to new ways that make life different. This frontier line that changes the lives of people is, what I see to be, a method of rapid and effective Americanization. My definition of Americanization is similar to the common definition: to turn a foreign item into an American item. This is best exemplified when the…

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    success of America is the Myth of the Frontier. As debatably the lasting of American myths, with roots in colonial times and a commanding enduring presence in modern culture, the Frontier Myth instilled Americans with the ideas of the perennial rebirth, fluidity of life, new opportunities, and continuous touch with the simplicity of primitive society. This Myth of the Frontier is the “intelligible mask of that enigma called the national character” of America (Richard Slotkin). The exposition of…

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    In the article, “The More Factor”, by Laurence Shames he explains how historically Americans developed a desire for “more” as the people became a custom to economic growth. The author describes the relationship between the frontier and American consciousness. This is seen as he first provides a historical explanation from the 19th century. He gives us an insight of how historically way of life has changed however, he shows how people are still believing that the country will keep on growing.…

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    face, and even shooting off rounds of live ammo.” and then finally gives the thesis statement “it’s A-okay to call dibs on a spot in the first 48 hours after a snow emergency. Except, that is, in one of the city’s toniest neighborhoods: the South End.”. Another effective introduction comes from the article “Boston Is a Shooters’ Paradise” from Boston magazine This one starts differently since it begins with a story that gives the reader context on where, when, how and what happens after a…

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    The importance of this paragraph is to draw the paper together by summarizing the three topics. This paragraph should end with a clincher sentence. A clincher sentence could restate the thesis or it could ask the reader a question about the topic that will leave the reader pondering. An example of this would be the one used in this essay, “Once an individual learns the correct way to write a paper, he or she will survive in any course.” Therefore, this leaves the reader with a statement that…

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