In 1880's many Americans feared about closing of frontier.They reacted in the classic manner of searching farther west of new frontiers.American identity, character, and socio-political development have long existed as areas of grate debate among historians and non-historians alike.Center of Turner's thesis did not only help American economy politically but also shape character of its society.Turner gives an importance to the "frontier" because he believes that the frontier is the key to develop social and political democracy.Extension of the frontier has provided America to develop democracy.
Tuner's gives more importance to the frontier, because, it is America's "manifest destiny" to expand.The founding fathers were showing importance to expansion in order to find land.Turner believed that so long as free land exists, the opportunity for a competency exists, and economic power secures political power. According to Turner expansion for the better economy was very important.Expansion of the frontier would not only bring the free land, but various opportunities for American progress.In the reading "The New Era" by LeFeber, he also agrees with Turner.In LeFeber's essay, he gives four different historians' view point on the closing of frontier.Josiah Strong believed in spreading Christianity around the world, Mahan believed that the control of seas would bring great progress of America.Turner on the other hand was more concerned about more than just expansion of the frontier.Along, with the expansion he was also interested in immigration.LeFeber's essay talks about Turner's view on Japan, Korea and parts of Africa.Turner predicted that "the growth of freedom which removes the greatest barrier to progress, the social ferment and the evident tendency toward a new social organization" would lead to new era. Turner was intere…