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Political Science
Course
Political Science 1020E
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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AmericanStudiesTerm2ExamReviewSignificanceoftheFrontierinAmericanHistoryFrederickTurnerAmericanshavehadtoadaptthemselvestothechangesofexpandingpeopleAmericaiscontinuallyFrontieristhemeetingpointbetweensavageryandcivilizationWildernessallowscoloniststohuntlogcabinsFrontiersteadymovementawayfromEuropeSimilarordifferentfromconstitutionBothalwayschanginguntiltheyrunoutofspaceAtlanticFrontierCompoundedoffishermenfurtraderminercattleraiserandfarmerCivilizationenteredthewildernessgunsThetrailswidenedintoroadsandtheroadsintoturnpikesandtheseinturnweretransformedintorailroadsPushingIndiancultureoutofthewaythemeMinoritiesdestroyingotherculturesThreeclassesintheWesternSettlements1PioneerDependsforthesubsistenceofhisfamilychieflyuponthenaturalgrowthofvegetationcalledtherangeandproceedsofhuntingLogcabinwithafarm2NextClassofEmigrantsPurchaselandclearroadsbridgesloghouseswithwindowsbuildschoolsandotherinstitutions3MenofCapitalandEnterpriseSmallvillagesturnintocitiesFrontierdecreaseddependenceonEnglandNativeAmericanwiveswerebeneficialtounderstandplantsProblemswithFrontierWasntspreadingoutsettlinginbigcitiesIdeaofwildernessandsavageryAstimewentonitbecamegoodPossibleQuotesUptoourowndayAmericanhistoryhasbeeninalargedegreethehistoryofthecolonizationoftheGreatWestTheexistenceofanareaoffreelanditscontinuousrecessionandtheadvanceofAmericansettlementWestwardexplainAmericandevelopmentAmericandevelopmenthasexhibitednotmerelyadvancealongasinglelinebutareturntoprimitiveconditionsonacontinuallyadvancingfrontierlineandanewdevelopmentforthatareaAmericansocialdevelopmenthasbeencontinuallybeginningoveragainonthefrontierThisperennialrebirththisfluidityofAmericanlifethisexpansionwestwardwithitsnewopportunitiesitscontinuoustouchwiththesimplicityofprimitivesocietyfurnishtheforcesdominatingAmericancharacterWhatisthefrontierItisnottheEuropeanfrontierafortifiedboundarylinerunningthroughdensepopulationsThemostsignificantthingaboutitisthatitliesatthehitheredgeoffreelandUndertheLionsPawHamlinGarlandCouncilsLiveonthefarmHaskinsRandomfamilythatappearedHaskinsfarmwasruinedbygrasshoppersHaskinsdidntlikethelookofthedryprairieCouncilsayshewillgoaskJimButlerforthelandfortheHaskinsButlerbelievedinlandspeculationPeoplebuyinglandformorethanyouboughtitforandthensellingitwasthebestwaytogetrichCouncilwasaverykindreligiousman
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