Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West

Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
Western Expansion in the United States - Famous Lawmen of the Old West
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This is a 32 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Western Expansion in the United States – Famous Lawmen of the Old West. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.

The first shooting incident by a person who could be considered a professional gunman took place in TX in 1854. This incident, began the gunfighter era, and ushered in a wild and lawless period in the West which lasted for about 70 years. The era began as the Civil War ended. Men returned to their homes and lands which lay in ruins, family members had been killed or were missing and few job opportunities were available except for gun handling. So, men headed westward in search of new lives.

Living in the American West was not easy at that time. There were no laws, no courts, and little or no government. In many cases the towns were under the control of less than decent citizens. Because of this, it easily lured numerous criminals, some of who were escaping punishment for other crimes, some who wanted to take advantage of its having no laws, and probably a few who wanted to just start over.

But, good honest people were also moving to the west and over time, they determined to rid their towns and areas from the lawlessness. This often led them to employ lawmen men who were known to be expert in the use of firearms.

Many lawmen received no pay other than a percentage of any money that those they arrested might be fined, or the collection of bounties on the heads of wanted men. Of those who did make a salary, it was often very low, and their duties often included tasks that many felt were beneath them. Often their work would consist of weeks of boring tasks, punctuated by moments of high drama and sometimes deadly confrontation.

Very few of even the most famous lawmen actually spent very many years wearing a badge. There was a fine line in the Old West as to the skills and nerve required to be a gunfighter, a lawman, or an outlaw, and, those lines often became tangled with some men playing each role at various times in their lives. These men made a difference and in the process created the model of the Western hero.

The presentation covers the following:

The Gunfighter Era
Living in the American West
Need for Law Enforcement
What Type of Lawman?
Life Style of the Lawmen
1881 & 1882
Making a Difference
Pat Garrett (2)
Bill Tilghman (2)
William “Dave” Allison (2)
John Hicks Adams (2)
John Barclay Armstrong (2)
Harry Wheeler (2)
Heck Thomas (2)
John Hughes (2)
Seth Bullock (2)
Bat Masterson (2)
Wyatt Earp
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