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    The 1931 Al Capone Case of Al Capone could be described as an attempt to prosecute whatever will stick. More specifically, Linder states that a man who could not be punished for murder, is later punished for tax-evasion (Linder “All Capone Trial (1931): An Account”). However, the trial itself was not easy. More specifically, the witnesses needed to be made up of individuals who would turn on Capone (Linder “All Capone Trial (1931): An Account”). Even more so, Capone attempted to influence the…

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    Experience the historic past of Chicago by visiting gangster hangouts, cemeteries and more. Chicago was once the site of the world's most infamous gangsters like John Dillinger and Al Capone. While some of the original sites are gone, many gangster destinations still remain within Chicago. Top off your tour with a stop at one of the many speakeasy-themed bars that remain from the Prohibition Era. Biograph Theater Placed at 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, the Biograph Theater is where the FBI once…

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    After the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1820, banning the selling and use of alcohol, bands of criminals across the country rose to satisfy many Americans' need for alcohol and much more. This was the catalyst that ignited a spark of crime that burned in America for decades to come. These criminals hid behind the bustle of everyday life, simply doing their job of organized crime. Whether it be bootlegging, laundering, stealing, or murdering this heterogeneous mix of criminals were…

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    powerful gangsters during the nineteenth century- Al “Scarface” Capone. While this quote might seem innocent, Al Capone was far from that. The demand he supplies often costs peoples lives, lots of money and emotional/physical distress. While the consequences of his actions meant disaster for some, he was still an important figure in the 1920s American History because he was known as the most notorious gangsters throughout the world. Alphonse “Scarface” Capone was born on January 17, 1899 in…

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    widespread of violence and brutal murders. This was all stared by crime leader Al “Scar face” Capone who took over after his boss Johnny after had been badly injured after assassination. This led him to retirement. Bootlegging soon became a problem and Gangsters were getting involved all over the country as well as gambling and prostitution. Capone’s income was estimated around 60 million a year. Over the years Capone had been wanted for ruthlessly gunning down his rivals. By 1924 authorities…

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    produced in 1987. The movie is set in 1930 during the prohibition era. Al Capone, a Chicago crime boss, has the entire city in the palm of his hand and supplies illegal alcohol. He has strong relations with the government officials and the police force, influencing them greatly enough to not investigate his illegal practices. One strong member of the Treasury Department, Eliot Ness, believes it is his duty to uphold the law and bring Capone to justice. After his first raid bust, Ness seeks helps…

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    Crime and the Roaring 20’s More than 12,000 murders occurred a year in the mid 1920’s ("The FBI and the American Gangster, 1924-1938"). The reason for this large amount of death and destruction has to do with the crime lords of the 1920’s. These gangsters had a far reaching influence on the way American society operated in the 1920’s. Things like bootlegging, gambling, and even prostitution could all be things that gangsters had operations for ("The FBI and the American Gangster, 1924-1938").…

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    Mob Crime In The 1920s

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    packed era is what inspired my decision. But what primarily made me choose this topic was the infamous gamblers, smugglers, drug dealers, bootleggers, and the hit men. The well known mobsters who have integrated themselves into history. A few like Al Capone, Dion O'Banion, Charles Luciano, Meyer lansky, and Frank Nitti brought a new meaning to the word dangerous. Imagine life where the streets are full of predators, justice is stained in the hands of dirty cops, and to survive, one had to know…

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    infamous gangster, Al Capone, was born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York to poor Italian immigrant parents. Capone was responsible for many brutal acts of violence, mainly against other gangsters. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929 was Capone’s most famous act of violence. He was never convicted for his violent crimes, but he eventually was brought to justice for income-tax evasion. After six-and-a-half years he was released. Al Capone later died in 1947 in Miami, Florida (“Al…

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    The Progressive era was a time where thinkers, like Theodore Roosevelt, wanted to better the United States. One of the ideas of these progressive thinkers was to ban alcohol, which led to prohibition and the 18th amendment. The 18th amendment prohibited the transportation, manufacture, and sale of alcohol. This amendment was passed by congress in December 1917 and ratified in January 1919, but didn’t go into effect until January 20th, 1920. After the 18th amendment was ratified, the Volstead…

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