New Frontier

  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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Cultural definitions for New Frontier

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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