Why caused lawlessness in the West?

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Size of the West
3000 miles separated the government from the West
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Attitudes
Everybody carried a gun. No one was prepared to back down
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Poor local lawmen
Marshals and sheriffs were poorly paid and untrained
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Competition for resources
People fought over land, water and gold
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Homesteaders and cattlemen
Hated each other e.g. Johnson County War
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Attitudes

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Everybody carried a gun. No one was prepared to back down

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Poor local lawmen

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Competition for resources

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Homesteaders and cattlemen

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