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    of them all was Alphonse Gabriel Capone, better known as Al “Scarface” Capone. Born in Brooklyn, New York on January 17th, 1899 to two Italian, immigrant parents (Gabriele and Teresina Capone). As a child, Capone showed great promise in his studies, but was expelled from Catholic school at the age of 14 afters striking a female teacher in the face. On the streets, Capone was nearly immediately pushed into the criminal world. Fast forward to 20 years old and Capone is invited to Chicago to join…

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    Alfonso Capone was the symbol of the prohibition era lawlessness. Born to an immigrant family, Capone had a rough start. He started his career in a gang and it ended in Alcatraz off the coast of California. Throughout his life he committed murder, helped in a massacre, and went to jail a number of times. Al Capone’s childhood led him directly into the gangs and criminal career, and set him on the path for the rest of his life. “Born to an immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, Al…

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    The title itself is a reference to Capone’s nickname, one which he thoroughly despised. Scarface, a nickname given to Capone due to the three unmistakable scars on his face, has a story all it’s own. After dropping out of school in the sixth grade, Capone joined a street gang in Manhattan known as The Five points Gang and worked as a bouncer and bartender at a bar called The Harvard Inn. It was there that he was bestowed the scars which…

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    all was Alphonse Gabriel Capone, better known as Al “Scarface” Capone. Born in Brooklyn, New York on January 17th, 1899 to two Italian, immigrant parents (Gabriele and Teresina Capone), Capone’s early life was not an easy one. As a child, Capone showed great promise in his studies, but was expelled from Catholic school at the age of 14 for striking a female teacher in the face. On the streets, Capone was nearly immediately pushed into the criminal world. At 20 years old Capone was invited to…

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    “You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot further with a smile and a gun.”-Al Capone. The 1920’s was a time of crime and rebellion introduced to America through the work of Al Capone and his mafia, the prohibition movement, and the creation of Speakeasies. Al Capone was born on January 17 1899 in New York to his parents who moved to New York from Italy. He grew up in the slums near the Navy Yard, surrounded by bars and sailors who sought vice. “The family was a regular, law abiding…

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    Gabriel Capone was born in the district of Brooklyn in New York. His parents are of Italian origin and immigrated in the United States in 1888. By this time there was a massive wave of immigration in America called “New immigration”, the third and largest wave of immigration from Europe consisted of slaves, Jews and Italian. Those new immigrants were mostly artisans and peasants who leave poverty in Italy to begin a new life in United States. There were also a small population of craftsmen like…

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    Prohibition Of The 1920's

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    production or selling of alcohol. Speakeasies are illegal hangouts where mostly men go to drink. The increase in gang violence and other crimes, like Al Capone, led to support from many people for Prohibition by the end of the roaring twenties. Al Capone was the most fierce gangster of the 1920s and possibly the most feared and successful of all time. Al Capone…

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    Murders and Massacres Paradoxically, Capone obtained the role of a peacemaker, convincing the other gangsters to lessen their violence. For two months, the violence and shooting concluded. Unfortunately, Chicago was ran by gangsters and Capone appeared beyond the reach of the law. Shortly, problems stirred between rival gangs which escalated into street violence and frequent hijackings of Capone’s whiskey transports. The biggest problem Capone faced was Frank Yale. What once was a strong…

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    much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” Al Capone was the most notorious gangster in history. From early gang activity to a major crime organization, he was the leading criminal in illegal activities such as smuggling and bootlegging. He had an impact on the public’s eye, the government, and the Chicago community from the 1920s towards the 1930s. Throughout this period, Al Capone was viewed as a celebrity. During the Prohibition Era, he secured his fame and…

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    Al Capone Al Capone was a crime boss and his success flourished in the 1920s. He owned towns, and almost owned the nation. Throughout the years, he has been a subject of many art forms such as movies and books. Even though he was responsible for many violent murders, Capone was still a celebrity during the 1920s. Capone caused the people that knew him to shrink in fear, while still making America awe at him. When Prohibition was put into place, people like Capone stepped in and took…

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