Problems of Law and Order

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  • Problems of Law and Order
    • Railroads
      • Cow towns
        • Populations grew too quickly for law enforcement
        • Cowboys got paid
          • Spent wages immediately
            • Prostitution
              • Violence
            • Alcohol
              • Violence
        • Abilene, Texas
          • 1870: Thomas Smith Town Marshal
            • Banned guns, forceful reputation
              • November: Murdered
          • 1871: Wild Bill Hickok Town Marshal
            • Gambled in saloons, fired
    • The Civil War: 1861-65
      • Former soldiers traumatised, couldn't find work
        • Formed gangs
      • The Reno Gang
        • Group of deserters
          • Carried out train robberies 1866-1868
            • Pinkerton Detective Agency
              • Was going to arrest
                • Gang lynched by vigilance group
    • Lawlessness and the West
      • Result of big social changes
        • Booming populations
        • Civil War
      • Many struggling
        • Theft common
          • Communities worked hard to catch criminals
        • Communities worked hard to catch criminals

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