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Each discussion is worth 25 points. The points breakdown are 15 points for your response to the prompt and 10 points for your responses (2 minimum) to other students. Your responses must fully answer the question(s) in a minimum of one paragraph.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, the “backcountry” of the colonial period had become the frontier. Analyze the significance of the West for American visions of economic and political freedom and national identiry, and the cost of fulfilling these visions.