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New Frontier

noun
1.
the principles and policies of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party under the leadership of President John F. Kennedy.
Origin of New Frontier
as a political catchphrase, apparently first used by Henry Wallace in a book of the same title (1934)
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  • When the New Frontier was laid down at the conclusion of the late war, the River Zem was Montenegro's limit.

  • Moshesh agreed, and a New Frontier was settled by the Governor.

  • The nearest point to the New Frontier was the territory ceded to the English on the Malabar coast.

    The Tiger of Mysore G. A. Henty
  • The opening up of a New Frontier is world-wide in its operations.

  • Tennessee and Kentucky, having no longer a supply of good land at low prices, sent the younger generation on to a New Frontier.

    Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
New Frontier in Culture

New Frontier definition


A slogan used by President John F. Kennedy to describe his goals and policies. Kennedy maintained that, like the Americans of the frontier in the nineteenth century, Americans of the twentieth century had to rise to new challenges, such as achieving equality of opportunity for all.

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