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It is notable to mention that Tuner’s best explained about the history of America through “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”. In order to reflect on the importance of the frontier line, the author states that it is a meeting point between savagery and civilization. The author tried to highlight the historical events during 19th century by demonstrating the significance of frontier line. One of the most important effects of the frontier was the promotion of individualistic democracy. In the 19th century, the frontier line was considered as a way to exercise centralized political power. According to Turner, the frontline line was major source that developed American culture and democracy. However, dispute of frontier line provoked Indian wars in the US in 19th century.
According to the “The Gospel of Wealth”, it was presented that rich persons should need to distribute wealth to those who are in need of it. In the 19th century, American social and economic condition was problematic due to the unequal distribution of wealth. Therefore, “The Gospel of Wealth” presented with the idea to use surplus wealth in an appropriate manner. In order to increase living standards of people in the 19th century, Carnegie introduced public libraries, which proved to be effective. The system that was presented through “The Gospel of Wealth” enable majority of families in the 19th century to rise above poverty.
It is important to understand the fact that the closure of the frontier line was a revolutionary period for America as it provided ease to the concept of American expansionism. United States journey towards power was made possible through the closing of the frontier line. in the 19th century, if the decision regarding frontier closing was not made, then it would be impossible for America to practice true democracy in the country.
Carnegie, Andrew, and Edward Chase Kirkland. The gospel of wealth. FC Hagen & Company, 1889.
Turner, Frederick Jackson. "The significance of the frontier in American history." (1893).
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