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U.S. Marshals Service

U.S. Marshals Service Test

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prisoners 1789
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Christopher Boyce Special Operations Group


George Washington was the first _____________ of the United States of America. He served from April 30, 1789, until March 4, 1797.

In _______, George Washington and Congress created the ____________________________.  President Washington appointed ____ United States Marshals.  The Marshals were responsible for ___________________.  Marshals also were asked to provide law and order, handle prisoners, hand out Court papers and count people.

The Marshals have always protected the courts.  They have also had lots of other very interesting duties.  In the 1800's, they helped collect taxes, and hunt down ________________ who were stealing from ships.  In the 1940's, the Marshals were mainly responsible for protecting the court and handing out federal papers.   In the 1950s and 1960s, Marshals helped enforce the laws passed by the Supreme Court ending the separation of citizens based on their race.  The practice of separating citizens based on their race is called _____________________.  The Marshals helped protect African American individuals that were trying to go to school.

In 1980, a famous federal prisoner escaped from prison.  The marshals helped track down and arrest ________________________.

Presently, the United States Marshals and Deputy U.S. Marshals continue their vital role of protecting the Federal judiciary and courts.  Deputy Marshals also conduct national and international fugitive investigations. 

Marshals are responsible for transporting federal ________________ to and from court.  The Marshals Service maintains a group of highly trained employees to respond to emergency situations at a moments notice.  They are called the ______________________.  The Marshals Service also has a group of dogs that are members of the Special Operations Group.  _______________ is a highly trained explosive detection canine and he works very hard for the Marshals Service. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice