New Frontier

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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new frontier in Culture

New Frontier

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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