The Significance of the Frontier in American History by Turner: Summary

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What tradition did the frontier bring out that was distinctly American, according to Turner in The Significance of the Frontier in American History?

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1. One of the important questions Frederick Jackson Turner raises in his 'The Significance of the Frontier in American History' thesis is:

2. Frederick Jackson Turner discusses some of the reasons that people began migrating west. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Turner describes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In his thesis The Significance of the Frontier in America, Frederick Jackson Turner analyzed the impact of the end of the American frontier on society. This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on Turner's arguments throughout his influential work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask questions pertaining to:

  • The waves of emigration, according to Turner
  • Reasons Americans migrated westward
  • Question posited by Turner throughout his thesis
  • Why Turner decreed the American frontier was no longer open

Skills Practiced

Prepare to practice your study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson about the American frontier
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the American ideal admired by Turner
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major points of Frederick Jackson Turner's thesis

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, The Significance of the Frontier in American History by Turner: Summary, will help develop your knowledge of this influential work. This lesson will focus on the following objectives:

  • Identify the historian Frederick Jackson Turner
  • Understand what Turner claimed was a critical point in American history
  • Explain Turner's definition of the American frontier
  • Review the three stages of settlement, according to Turner
  • Analyze the relationship between American identity and the American frontier
  • Address Turner's concern for the future
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