Frederick Jackson Turner was a famous American historian in the 1890s. He wrote a very influential article called “The Significance of the Frontier in American History.” It quickly became known as the “Turner Thesis.” Read the Turner Thesis and in a paragraph or two (250-300 words) answer the following:
- What is the Turner Thesis? (What is the frontier and why is it significant to the development of American history?)
- What specific quotes, passages, and lines from the document led you to that conclusion?