This presentation focus of this presentation is to learn how Jesse and Villa worked together in their quest to achieve their common goals. Although, this is so, they seem to commit crimes to benefit others, and not only themselves. James Jesse and Pancho Villa came from different historical backgrounds; however, they shared common values, which dictated their lifestyle in their respective regions.
Note that, Pancho Villa was a revolutionary leader in the military force but advocated for the rights of the proletariat. He was against the capitalist idea of accumulating wealth and oppressing the poor. Can this be his be his “calling” to banditry? Similarly, you will learn that Jesse James also spend some time working in the army, but later joined the criminal career after noting the oppression some of his colleagues were facing in the forces. This encouraged him, just like Pancho Villa, to assault, steal, and kill the rich with an intention of helping the poor. From this, you can clearly evaluate their relationship during their lifetime.
In early 20th century, Villa organized other retired military officers, to revolt against the oppressive Mexican government, which was helping the bourgeoisies to accumulate wealth at the expense of the needy. Tactfully, he did this through a group called Madero, which he joined to carry out the Mexican revolution. Remember that, after assuming the gubernatorial position in Chihuahua, he forcefully acquired loans from banks to help families of revolutionaries. Like Villa, Jesse James was among those who organized the American Revolution and the emergence of civil wars. The outlawed militia perpetrated unions, which advocated against their grievances, arrested civilians in order to create a negotiating platform with the state.
Both Villa and Jesse were members of organized crimes, who used their power and resources to steal, assault, and kill with an intention of taking away wealth or benefit from other gains. Their lifestyle influenced other people, who later joined banditry. Villa influenced Manuel Chao and Felix Sommerfled while Jesse influenced William Quantrill and Frank. The influenced persons later became accomplishes to criminal activities. In their history, you have learned that both respective authorities order the killing of Villa and Jesse. This is because of the atrocities the two committed against the state.
LeJeune, Keagan. Always for the underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War. Denton, Tex.: University of North Texas Press, 2010. Print. Pp176-180