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Western Expansion in the United States - Outlaws - Billy the Kid

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This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Western Expansion in the United States - Outlaws - Billy the Kid. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

Henry McCarty, better known under the pseudonyms of Billy the Kid and William H. Bonney, was a 19th century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. According to legend, he killed 21 men, but it is now generally believed that he killed only 8.

Billy the Kid was born William Henry McCarty Jr. on November 23, 1859 in NYC. Little is known of his youth. It is believed that his father died or left the family when Billy was very young, and he was orphaned at 15 when his mother died of tuberculosis.

Shortly after, he and his brother entered a life of thievery, eventually heading west and joining a violent gang. Billy was captured and sentenced to death for the murder of a sheriff, but escaped after killing guards. He was pursued on several occasions by Sheriff Pat Garrett who eventually brought him down.

The legend of Billy the Kid was created primarily by his killer, Sheriff Pat Garrett.

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Background
Outlaw or Folk Hero?
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Billy, the Kid
Killing Joe Grant
Outlaw
William Brady Killed
Deal for Freedom
Pat Garrett
Legend
End of Presentation

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