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    gambling, bribing, and blackmailing, and so again prohibition failed to abolish social problems. On the other hand, the other main reason that ended the prohibition was the St. Valentine Massacre, which was one of the biggest gang fights ever, that Al Capone’s gang killed seven gangsters; this massacre was one of the turning points that changed the people’s idea about the prohibition; they thought that the prohibition causes a lot of violence and they should end…

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    bootlegging business as they engaged in numerous bootleg wars. The gang would normally hire out assassins from the Al Capone gang that would execute the assassinations for the Purple gang. With their bad reputation increasing in the town, this brought about fear from the residents of the town and local businesses (Meyer). They had instilled so much fear in people such that even the Chicago Al Capone gang did not want to expand their territory in their region as they knew this would result in a…

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    With a yard full of weeds, a lawnmower may seem like a quick and easy solution: it would cut the weeds down and trim the grass at the same time. However, mowing over garden weeds actually makes the problem worse; the roots of the weed remain in the Earth, only to grow back faster and stronger than before. At the same time, after the lawnmower glides across the yard and trims down the weeds, it spits the remains out to the side, which actually just spreads weed seeds, causing even more weeds to…

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    Organized Crime In Chicago

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    there were only 60 officers(“Wikipedia”). People could do whatever they wanted, whenever they felt like it. Even before Al Capone, a famous American gangster who ran the streets of Chicago, started his illegal activities the city already had a reputation for crime(“Mental Floss”). Chicago’s rival territories, the North and the East, started being rivals right about the time Al Capone started to dominate the streets of Chicago. The two rivals, even today, are only split by Madison Street(“Sam T…

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    The Roaring Twenties in the Great Gatsby By: Isaiah Aguilera The 1920s was a decade of exciting social changes and profound cultural conflicts. For many Americans, the growth of cities, the rise of a consumer culture, the upsurge of mass entertainment, and the so-called "revolution in morals and manners" represented liberation from the restrictions of the United States’s Victorian past. Sexual mores, gender roles, hairstyles, and dressing all changed profoundly during the 1920s. But for many…

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    motives behind the government’s intentions to evoke the prohibition of alcohol, crime and corruption increased. A lot of organized crime blossomed during this time period due to prohibition. Money was placed into the pockets of Gangster’s such as Al Capone. Many police and public officials also were put into these crime…

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    Purpose Of Prohibition

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    in an economic depression. The people turned more and more to criminal activity, organized criminals such as the American mobsters and European crime syndicates thrived, most common people looked upon these organizations as heroes. Criminals like Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger were headliners of the era. Jobs were scarce and people needed to provide for their families, gangsterism was dangerous but provided an easy way to make money. When the American government passed the…

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    Then comes a man named Al Capone. He was the most infamous bootlegger of this time. He was able to build his huge empire by selling alcohol alone. Although he was such a huge empire, law enforcement could never find him until 1931.“Smuggling on a large scale could not be prevented…

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    Musical Showcase

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    of the city during this Gangster Tour of Chicago. You and your friends will dive deep into the infamous history of gangsters in America 's heartland. Chicago has a long history of organized crime and is famously home to the American mafia figure Al Capone. During this walking tour, your guide will take you through a chronological account of Chicago 's stories gangster past and sites. You 'll hear and learn all about the stories and secrets of Chicago dating back to 1850.…

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    appear. Gangs often started small, but quickly grew, often to the point when one gang controlled an entire city. This meant that the crime across a city was all lead by the same person, so smuggling and bootlegging happened much more efficiently (Al Capone 3). Gangs smuggled alcohol across state lines with by using boats to transport it across rivers and other waterways. With the rise of gangs came an increase in homicides. In 1920, fewer than 7 deaths out of 100,000 were ruled homicide. By…

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