Analysis: The American Dream And The Mafia

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The American dream and the tale of the Mafia
Problem: How did some of the immigrants live their American dream at the end of the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth century?
The American dream started with the idea that everybody with his own work, determination and courage could become rich and prosperous. The concept of the American dream appeared in the nineteenth century. It is one of the most important migrations in the history of humanity. Migrants searched on the American territories for abundance and wealth. The statue of liberty in New York is the symbol of this dream to this day.
The end of the nineteenth century saw a strong Sicilian emigration to the United States, including members of the mafia. They have a unique relationships with American criminals even to this day. The prohibition (1919-1933) allowed the mafia to acquire great power in the world of organized crime in the United States.
In all the big cities of the United States, there were many poor districts and in all poor districts the criminal activity increased. Many immigrants searched to be rich and to feed their own families. However the American dream wasn’t a reality for everyone and there wasn’t enough work for everyone. People became even poorer and it was the beginning of the America Mafia.
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He rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era. Capone was the symbolic character of the development of organized crime in the United States during the prohibition period and he contributed to give Chicago a violent reputation of “neither god nor law’. Al Capone became the archetype of a gangster and the anti-hero. His myth was developed with Scarface, a movie made by Howard Hawks which also game him an overrated reputation. Capone founded his fortune with the trafficking of smuggled alcohol during the prohibition of the

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