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In the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, from the 1850s to the 1910s, popular attention was focused on the western United States (especially the southwest). These media generally exaggerated the romanticism, anarchy and chaotic violence of the time to achieve greater dramatic effect. This has inspired the Western film genre, as well as TV shows, novels, comics, video games, children`s toys, and costumes. When captured alive, captured parties were sometimes brought before roving judges who had traveled from neighboring areas to practice justice. These officials were very different from today`s judges and preferred to hold a court informally. Setting foot on a desk, grinding and chewing tobacco were all acceptable behaviors for a law enforcement president. And the bizarre practices didn`t stop there. On the western border, where money was tight, the rich were often fined if convicted of a crime. And on at least one occasion, the culprit paid in warm clothes for the judge and marshal! Even more than today, money and violence reigned in the Wild West.

Under these two conditions, the catches of both participants can be counted without penalty (with the exception of late penalties, dead fish penalties or other penalties related to other tournament rules), provided that the fisherman`s fish are properly labeled to allow the tournament director to make a clear distinction between the professional`s catch and the co-fisherman`s catch. 21 POLYGRAPH: By signing the WWBT Series Participation Agreement or the official registration form, each participant agrees to undergo and join a polygraph examination if they are accused of breaking the rules. The WWBT Tournament Director or Rules Committee, or a person designated by the Tournament Director, has the discretion to determine the need for polygraph review. The WWBT Tournament Director or his/her designee is responsible for selecting an independent expert to manage and interpret the results and, in consultation with the Expert Administrator, determining the scope of the questions that may be asked during the polygraph examination. The WWBT Tournament Director or designee will endeavour to ensure that the location of such a lie detector survey is as close as possible to the fisherman`s permanent address or other mutually acceptable location. The participant makes himself available at the location chosen by the tournament director and participates in this examination in all respects. In the case of a lie detector exam, participants may withhold tournament prizes until such verification is completed. The first major movement west of Appalachia emerged in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina at the end of the Revolutionary War in 1781.

The pioneers stayed in a rough log cabin or at most one room. The main source of food initially came from hunting deer, turkeys and other abundant game. 45 OFFICIAL CHECKPOINT: There is only one official checkpoint for the morning start and one official checkpoint in the afternoon determined during the tournament briefing. Failure to check in and out of the boat in the morning or fail to check in at the check-in point in the afternoon may result in disqualification. At the time of check-out, all participants and their boats must fully comply with all rules established by the tournament director. Upon check-in, all vessels must identify themselves using the numbers described below and proceed immediately to the designated weighing area. Operational navigation lights shall be switched on from the beginning to the first stop of each day. Participants who do not display functional navigation lights will be moved outside the line at the end of the explosion. Your check-in time remains the same. As the border moved westward, the construction of U.S.

military forts that represented and maintained federal sovereignty over new territories moved with it. [206] [207] Military garrisons generally did not have defensible walls, but were rarely attacked. They served as bases for troops in or near strategic areas, particularly to counter the presence of indigenous peoples. For example, Fort Bowie protected Apache Pass in southern Arizona along the mail route between Tucson and El Paso and was used for attacks on Cochise and Geronimo. Fort Laramie and Fort Kearny helped protect immigrants crossing the Great Plains, and a number of posts in California protected miners. Forts were built to launch attacks against the Sioux. When Indian reserves emerged, the military built forts to protect them. Forts also guarded the Union Pacific and other railroads.

Other important forts included Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, Fort Union, New Mexico, Fort Worth, Texas, and Fort Walla Walla in Washington State. Fort Omaha, Nebraska, was home to the Platte Department and was responsible for equipping most Western posts for more than 20 years after its founding in the late 1870s. Fort Huachuca in Arizona was originally a border post and is still used by the United States Army. In Texas, citizens voted to join the Confederacy; The anti-war Germans were hanged. [135] Local troops took control of the federal arsenal in San Antonio, with plans to capture the northern territories of New Mexico, Utah and Colorado, and possibly California. Confederate Arizona was founded by citizens of Arizona who wanted to protect themselves from Apache raids after U.S. Army units withdrew. The Confederacy sought to gain control of the territory of New Mexico. General Henry Hopkins Sibley was assigned to the campaign and, with his Army of New Mexico, sailed directly up the Rio Grande to capture the mineral resources of Colorado and California. The First Volunteer Regiment spotted the rebels, and they immediately warned and joined the Yankees at Fort Union. The Battle of Glorieta Pass broke out quickly, and the Union ended the Confederate campaign and the area west of Texas remained in Union hands. [136] [137] Constitutionally, Congress could not deal with slavery in the states, but it did have jurisdiction in the Western Territories.

California unanimously rejected slavery in 1850 and became a free state. New Mexico allowed slavery, but it was rarely seen. Kansas was taboo for slavery by the Compromise of 1820. The elements of the open soil feared that if slavery was allowed, wealthy planters would buy the best land and work it with slave gangs, leaving few opportunities for free white men to own farms. Few Southern planters were interested in Kansas, but the idea that slavery was illegal there implied that they had second-class status that was intolerable to their sense of honor and seemed to violate the principle of state rights. With the passage of the controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, Congress left the decision to local Kansas voters. In the North, a major new party was formed to fight slavery: the Republican Party, with many Westerners in leadership positions, including Abraham Lincoln of Illinois. To influence the territorial decision, anti-slavery elements (also called “jayhawkers” or “free-soilers”) financed the migration of politically determined settlers. But supporters of slavery fought back with the pro-slavery settlers of Missouri.

[130] Violence on both sides resulted; A total of 56 men were killed when the violence subsided in 1859. [131] By 1860, pro-slavery forces controlled the country, but Kansas had only two slaves. Anti-slavery forces took power in 1861 when Kansas became a free state. The episode showed that a democratic compromise between North and South on slavery was impossible and served to accelerate the civil war. [132] The expansion of migration to the southeastern United States in the 1820s to 1830s forced the federal government to address the “Indian question.” Native Americans were under federal control, but were independent of state governments. State legislators and judges had no authority over their countries, and states demanded oversight. Politically, President Andrew Jackson`s new Democratic Party called for the expulsion of Native Americans from the southeastern states to new lands in the west, while the Whig Party and Protestant churches opposed the suppression. Jacksonian democracy proved irresistible, winning the presidential elections of 1828, 1832 and 1836. In 1837, the policy of expelling Indians began to implement the act of Congress signed by Andrew Jackson in 1830. Many historians have sharply attacked Jackson.

[180] The 1830 law theoretically provided for voluntary expulsion and contained safeguards for indigenous rights, but in reality the expulsion was involuntary, brutal, and ignored protective measures. Jackson justified his actions by saying that the natives had “neither intelligence, nor industry, nor moral habits, nor the desire to improve themselves.” [182] Historian Louis Hacker shows how wasteful the first generation of pioneers was; They were too ignorant to cultivate the land properly, and when the natural fertility of the virgin land was depleted, they sold themselves out and moved west to try again. Hacker describes this in Kentucky around 1812: White concludes with mixed judgment. The Transcontinents opened the West to colonization, brought in several thousand high-tech and well-paid workers and managers, created thousands of cities, steered the nation toward an east-west axis, and proved to be very valuable to the nation as a whole. On the other hand, too many were built, and they were built too far ahead of actual demand. The result was a bubble that left investors with heavy losses and led to poor management practices.