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The Readings on the west agree with Turner’s thesis in the sense that American moved west and started farming in rural areas. By moving out to the west, the American’s started to use the wilderness to their advantage which is considered a key role in Americanization. HOW DID THEY DO THIS? They started to get away from their European characteristics and became the Americans that Turner described. Turner’s thesis differed mostly because foreigners started coming to the west to mine. Foreigners coming to the west is the total opposite of Americanization. BUT DID THESE FOREIGNERS ADOPT AMERICAN VALUES? ANY OTHER DIFFERENCES? The Americans put a tax on the Chinese miners which is not exactly Turner’s idea. The western expansion reflects the ideas of the Industrial Revolution and the Gilded age by creating new technology for mining. It helped the people in the west be more efficient in finding minerals. Like some inventions in the Gilded age the new mining technology were dangerous to the land in the west. They were also very expensive which created corporate control. That created more railroad networks which made mining a national and international business. mining started to become dangerous to the workers who died when caves fell in. The workers started to create unions to give them a voice in the mining. The technology created events which followed very similar paths to the Gilded age and the Industrial revolution. YOUR SECOND PARAGRAPH IS SOLID -THE FIRST NEEDS MORE THOUGHT GRADE…...

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