He retired in but continued his research until his death in Fermilab[ edit ] Kolb and Hoddeson argue that during the heyday of Kennedy's "New Frontier," the physicists who built the Fermi Labs explicitly sought to recapture the excitement of the old frontier.
Not the constitution but free land and an abundance of natural resources open to a fit people, made the democratic type of society in America for three centuries while it occupied its empire. American intellect owes its form to the frontier as well. This is the frontier—the America—we have set ourselves to reclaim.
In Australia, "mateship" and working together was valued more than individualism. This sectionalism had a great deal of influence on the development of the frontier. Religious institutions from the eastern seaboard, in particular, battled for possession of the West.
My call is to the young in heart, regardless of age—to the stout in spirit, regardless of party. Individualism was king on the frontier. Delivered in Chicago before two hundred historians at the World's Columbian Exposition, a celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America, Turner's thesis discounted the then-dominant "germ theory" of American history, which argued that American political and social character evolved directly from European antecedents.
However, others viewed this interpretation as the impetus for a new wave in the history of United States imperialism. The frontier, they argued, shaped uniquely American institutions such as revivals, camp meetings, and itinerant preaching.