The Ambassadors of Law Enforcement: The History of the United States Marshalls

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The Ambassadors of Law Enforcement: The History of the United States Marshals There is a very rich history surrounding the United States Marshals; beginning with the lawlessness that spread throughout the land. On any given day, a western can be televised showing how the cowboys and other outlaws ran amuck and terrorized the people. The President decided it was time to do something about all of the crime and lawlessness that existed, hence, the U.S. Marshals Service. In 1790 the Marshals Service came to be, and so began the hunt for desperados and other murderous criminals and their reign. After the induction of the first United States Marshals by the President of the then United States, George Washington, the Marshals began …show more content…

Marshals conducted the national census this was required by Congress. The census was to take place every ten years. Nowadays the census is still conducted every ten years; however this is no longer a duty held by the U.S. Marshals service. More facts about the marshals is only time in the history of the United States that a President actually rode with the state militia and the U.S. Marshals took place in September of 1794, when George Washington led them to capture the Whiskey Rebels, this was a rebellion of farmers who used their extra grain to make whiskey and sale it. A new tax was imposed and a rebellion began. Naturally President Washington, and The Marshals, and the militia prevailed. Another duty that once belonged to the U.S. Marshals was to capture run-away slaves. Upon the passage of a law (The Fugitive slave law of 1850), the Marshals would hunt and capture run-aways and return them to their owners. If any marshal or deputy marshals was found to be negligent in performing his duties under this new law, they were imposed a severe financial penalty. In the “Old West “era the Marshals came in and with them they brought law and order. They captured, or killed outlaws such as Bill Doolin; the founder of the wild bunch, Doolin and his gang were bank robbers, Doolin was killed by a U.S. Deputy Marshal. Other outlaws captured by the marshals were Billy the Kid and Ned Christie. These outlaw’s faces were plastered all over asking

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