A summary of The significance of the Frontier by Frederick Jackson Turner. Please read the original document. This is just here in case you need some reminders of what it said.

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-In America, power is not held in the hands of the few or privileged, but in the hands of many. There is greater equality between people. Most people are farmers and work the land. People respect laws because they are fair and as people work for themselves they work harder and better. In this society people are free from having to work as servants for the rich and this isn't a temporary situation.

- Americans were once scattered all over Europe; here they are incorporated into one of the finest systems of population which has ever appeared, and which will hereafter become distinct by the power of the different climates they inhabit. This incorporation now called ''the American race'' has arisen from a mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, French, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes. These men without any country have been received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater.(

'Ubi panis ibi patri'')

-The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles; he takes on new ideas and develops new opinions. From enforced idleness, depending on others, poverty and working for no real reason, he changes into a very different type of person. As an American he works hard for a fair reward.

- Men are like plants; the goodness and flavour of the fruit comes from a particular type of soil and area from where they grow. We are nothing but what we derive from the air we breathe, the climate we inhabit, the government we obey, the system of religion we have and the work we do.

- The law inspects our actions, our thoughts are left to God. Industry, good living, selfishness, litigiousness, country politics, the pride of freemen, religious indifference, are their characteristics.


-''Ubi panis ibi...