The French established their own as well along the Mississippi River. Many settlers were dissenting Christian groups who came seeking religious freedom. The continent's first elected legislative assembly, Virginia's House of Burgesses created inthe Mayflower Compactsigned by the Pilgrims before disembarking, and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticutestablished precedents for the pattern of representative self-government and constitutionalism that would develop throughout the American colonies. Cash crops included tobacco, rice, and wheat.
The lynching in Seattledrawn by A. Piper Historians have debated the history of lynchings on the western frontier, which has been obscured by the mythology of the American Old West. In unorganized territories or sparsely settled states, law enforcement was limited, often provided only by a U. Marshal who might, despite the appointment of deputies, be hours, or days, away by horseback.
People often carried out lynchings in the Old West against accused criminals in custody.
Lynching did not so much substitute for an absent legal system as constitute an alternative system dominated by a particular social class or racial group. Pfeifer writes, "Contrary to the popular understanding, early territorial lynching did not flow from an absence or distance of law enforcement but rather from the social instability of early communities and their contest for property, status, and the definition of social order.
In SeptemberCalifornia became the 31st state of the United States. Many of the Mexicans who were native to what would become a state within the United States were experienced miners, and they had great success mining gold in California.
Between andwhite Americans lynched at least Mexicans in California.
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When the second Committee of Vigilance was instituted inin response to the murder of publisher James King of William,[ where? Another well-documented episode in the history of the American West is the Johnson County Wara dispute in the s over land use in Wyoming.
Large-scale ranchers hired mercenaries to lynch the small ranchers. Reconstruction — [ edit ] An cartoon published in The Independent Monitor of Tuscaloosa, Alabamathreatening the lynching of carpetbaggers by the Ku Klux Klan.
They were arrested in Tishomingo County, Mississippifor attempted murder. They constituted a majority in some states, and in numerous counties in several states. The first Ku Klux Klan was founded in by confederate veterans in Tennessee; chapters were formed by armed veterans throughout the South.
Members were associated with insurgent violence against freedmen and their allies that included lynchingsbut it more often consisted of direct, isolated attacks by secret groups against individuals.
The first severe period of violence in the South was between and White Democrats attacked black and white Republicans to suppress their voting in elections. The lynchers sometimes murdered their victims, but sometimes whipped or physically assaulted them to remind them of their former status as slaves.
Lynchings to prevent freedmen and their allies from voting and bearing arms were extralegal ways of trying to enforce the previous system of social dominance and the Black Codeswhich had been invalidated by the 14th and 15th Amendments in and Although some states took action against the Klan, the South needed federal help.
This authorized the government to prosecute crimes committed by groups such as the Klan, as well as the use of federal troops to control violence.
The administration began holding grand juries and prosecuting Klan members. In addition, it used martial law in some counties in South Carolina, where the Klan was the strongest. Vigorous federal action and the disappearance of the Klan had a strong effect in temporarily reducing the numbers of murders.
In Louisiana, the Carolinas, and Florida especially, the Democratic Party relied on paramilitary "White Line" groups, such as the White CameliaWhite League and Red Shirts to terrorize, intimidate and assassinate African-American and white Republicans in an organized drive to regain power.
In Mississippi and the Carolinas, paramilitary chapters of Red Shirts conducted overt violence and disruption of elections. In Louisiana, the White League had numerous chapters; they carried out goals of the Democratic Party to suppress black voting. In Yazoo County, Mississippifor instance, with an African-American population of 12, only seven votes were cast for Republicans in InDemocrats swept into power in the Mississippi state legislature.
In state after state, Democrats swept back to power. Disenfranchisement — [ edit ] Lynching of Bennie Simmons, soaked in coal oil before being set on fire. June 13,Oklahoma. Mississippi and Giles v. Most lynchings from the late 19th through the early 20th century were of African Americans in the South.
Of the lynching victims in Texas between andwere black, 77 white, 53 Hispanic, and 1 Native American. The lynchings were also an indicator of long economic stress due to falling cotton prices through much of the 19th century, as well as financial depression in the s.I.
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