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    St. Valentine's Day Massacre. O Banion was murdered by Al Capone leaving Bugs Moran in charge and waiting for revenge. Moran recieved a call saying to be at a garage on North Clark Street. Bugs Moran ran late and was at a nearby cafe. He witnessed his gang being butchered by Al Capones crew disguised as police officers. This massacre was meant to kill Bugs Moran, and to end the North Side gang. This opened up the territories for Al Capones business. The st. Valentine's Day Massacre destroyed…

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    year 1924, a storm of violence between the Italian-Sicilian mob led by Al Capone and the Irish-Jewish mob led by Dion O'Banion. O'Banion was later shot dead by four people in his flower shop on North State Street (1). At O'Banion's funeral, he received a basket of roses with a note saying "From Al". This event led to a new peace treaty in 1926 by the leading gangsters. Unfortunately, this treaty did not hold due to Al Capone, who was determined to take control of the city of Chicago and become…

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    “Orchestrated by Capone, the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was one example of numerous murders committed by mobsters in their quest for territory to distribute illegal booze” (Prohibition and Crime). The massacre consisted of several men from an Irish gang getting shot to death by some of Capone’s men dressed as police officers. Even though Capone was never charged for the murders almost everyone knew that he was the one behind it but because one of the members shot wouldn’t speak,…

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    making money with the process of bootlegging. And this allowed Al Capone to gain revenue, flowing in cash like a waterfall. Shipping in Canadian alcohol on boats to Chicago, and selling it off to whoever was buying. He spread his operation, taking over labor unions, plumbers, city workers, films, and so much more. A man that dips his toes into more than just one pool. The money kept coming in, and it was all for his taking. In 1931 Capone was at the top, he had almost no true rivals, and his…

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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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    Famous People 1920s

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    pilot who flew the first solo , non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. He was the first person to go from New York to Paris in just one day. He was nicknamed “Lucky Lindy” and “The Lone Eagle”. He became the world’s best know aviator. Al Capone - An American gangster who led organized crime in Chicago…

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    anything but sweet hearts amidst a bed of roses, the St. Valentines Day Massacre unfolded as five rivals of gangster Al Capone and two wannabes were gunned down in a garage on the North Side of Chicago, IL. The day’s events are, arguably, the most publicized and talked about mob event in history. The sole purpose of the killings was the elimination of George “Bugs” Moran, the last rival to Al Capone’s title of crime boss in Chicago. Witness statements are varied, but this is generally how the…

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    On January 16, 1920, the 18th Amendment was passed, setting off a rampage of angry Americans. Due to the Prohibition Act being passed, organized crime and the provision of sales of alcohol became more prevalent than before. The mob started making it’s mark soon after the act passed because no one wanted to listen to the authorities. So, the Mafia decided to start selling the illegal commodity. Throughout the essay we will cover how Prohibition came into action, how the gangsters provided the…

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    roaring 20s. The power of The Chicago Outfit reflected the lack of social harmony and created political controversies that made The Chicago Outfit the definition of Chicago Culture. Big names like Johnny Torrio, Big Jim Colosimo, Tony Accardo, and Al Capone comes to mind when talking about gagsters in the 20s. All of them were leaders in The Outfit, they influenced many different aspect of gang’s presentation, individually, in different time periods. The Outfit, the…

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    poisoning. Also mobsters often fight each other over sales territories, and the fights do not end peacefully. Prohibition profusely causes even more crime and violence than ever before. Mr. Alphonse (Scarface) Capone is now one of, if not the most famous American gangster. In 1925, Capone rose to full leadership of the Colosimo gang after the previous leader Johnny Torrio had retired after being seriously wounded. He built his mob into a deadly group and secured racketing rights, distilling and…

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