Jesse James: Cause Of Violence In The American West

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The American West Notorious Gangster: Jesse James During the Expansionism and Westernization, the American West had a lot of things going on. One of the main things that took place was violence in the west. Many types of people caused the violence to happen in the West. The most notable person was an outlaw named Jesse James. Jesse was a young man from Missouri who fought as a confederate during the Civil War. Seeing that Jesse was upset about the outcome that happend during the war, he grabbed some people he knew (including his brother) and trained to become very dangerous outlaws. Jessie and his crew would shoot people, rob banks, and he would also train people how to rob. I think Jesse James were one of the causes of violence that took…show more content…
Mainly the radical republicans made Jesse really angry and frustrated. Jesse and his brother Frank teamed up with Cole and James Younger, and in 1866 began there violence spree that lasted 15 years according to infoplease.com. According to legendsofamerica.com, Jesse and his gang began robbing, shooting, and killing people in the west and mid – west. During the decline of the gang, a man named Bob Ford assassinated Jesse James. Based on the movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Jesse was straitening a picture when for shot him right below his ear , causing him to die…show more content…
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