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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt Praises Americans’ “courage, daring, initiative and enterprise” Continued westward expansion and exploration have made possible “a century of progress that is without parallel”.
1511. 15/11/1935. In 1893, historian Frederick Jackson Turner put forward his now famous “Frontier Thesis,” which stated that the ideals and progress of America were directly tied to the frontier spirit and westward expansion. The factors that led Americans to explore developed a new type of citizen, one that sought the challenges of exploration and the dynamics of pioneering. One example of how this American identity affected expansion was the exploration of California, where starting in 1848, hordes of gold seekers arrived to tempt fortune.  However, more than a decade before that, in 1835, the first clipper ship arrived in San Francisco.  It was not gold that attracted early travelers to round the horn but that American bravery and the desire to push westward.With the cooperation of the U.S. Air Force, and the use of such pioneering aviators as Charles A. Lindbergh, the U.S. Post Office flew the mail from 1918 until 1927. Starting in 1927, airmail service was privatized, and it was this move that gave birth to the commercial airline industry. Predecessors of TWA, American and United were three of the first five airlines to receive government contracts. Soon, airmail contract carriers were also carrying passengers. Thus did the carrying of the mails by air and opening of new routes have an unexpected consequence–the beginning of modern air transportation. So by the time Roosevelt was in the White House, it was clear that new airmail routes also meant regular, reliable air transportation to cities along those routes.The last major frontier for American air service … [Click Below for Full Description]
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