The expansion of the American frontier played a large part in the history and making of the United States, but how big was that role? Historian Frederick Turner felt that the American frontier played the largest influence on our country’s history.
Turner also believes that America as a country died over 100 years ago as published in “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”. Turner felt that when the frontier was gone,
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one of them.
In closing, Turner’s view of how America was formed was a welcome change of pace. It’s not everyday that something this unique is brought to my attention. His points are well made, and given the time difference, most of them would hold true today,
Turner, Frederick Jackson. “The Significance of the Frontier in American History.” The Frontier in American History. Malabar, FL; Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co., 1985. Original edition, 1920.