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1) “The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development.” Frederick Jackson Turner, 1893 2) “The bullet is the pioneer of civilization, for it has gone hand in hand with the axe that cleared the forest, and with the family Bible and school book.” William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody, 1893 Respond to these two quotes in an essay about the significance of westward expansion for American development. Be mindful, in your answer, of the dates of these quote and the historical contexts of their utterance. Introduction: Discuss westward expansion First Wagon Train headed west in 1842 Many things driving people out west Gold Rush in 1849, Homestead Act 1862 Wet Cycle between 1878-86 good farming Massive inflow of Chinese immigrants in the West Paragraph I: Fredrick Jackson Turner Quote
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Unformatted text preview: • 3 years before this quote U.S. Census states there was no longer a frontier • America had settled all possible land • Re-state Turner Quote • Quote suggests a link between Westward expansion and overseas expansion • Westward expansion defined our development as a nation and now that its not possible to do, to continue to advance we must expand our control overseas Paragraph II: Buffalo Bill Quote • To move westward we need to take land from the Indians who lived their • Discuss who Buffalo Bill is give back history o Provided meat for railroad workers o Got name from great horseback and hunting skills o Fought in Indian Wars of 1869 o Fought in Sioux Wars in 1878 o Created Mythic west show • Analyze Quote: Bullet is a pioneer of our civilization, helped us take over land from the Indians, relates to how axe helps clear forrest...
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