Gangster

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    On the date of January, 17, 1899 was the birth of an infant named Alfonso Capone. Soon to be this baby would be a notorious bootlegger, pimp and Gangster. Al Capone led the way of organized crime and revolutionizing the meaning of modern day gangsters and bootleggers. Al Capone was born in Brooklyn New York In 1899 he was born to the parents Terasina Capone, and Gabriel Capone. Al Capone was born 4th out of 7 brothers. Al Capone was from Italian descent and was baptized a Roman Catholic. Al Capone dropped out of school early like most immigrant families to support his Mom and find work; he dropped out at age 14. Then a little while later joined the South Brooklyn Rippers and then the Five Points Juniors. He will soon be the most infamous crime boss in History.…

    • 450 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    “I am like any other man, all I do is supply a demand” was one of the many famous quotes said by one of the most 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…

    • 874 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    You have groups such as the Gangster Disciples who were set up in a similar way. In Chicago on the south side in the mid to late 60’s Larry Hoover was the leader the Gangster Nation and David Barksdale was the head of the Disciple Nation. These two gangs joined to make the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, which changed street gangs forever. The Black Gangster Disciple Nation became a force to be reckoned in Chicago. They got involved in city politics pledging to stop violence between them and the…

    • 756 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Being the most powerful and influential gangster of your time period is not an easy task, Al Capone however was able to accomplish this feat. He took over the crime underworld in Chicago at a very young age and would hold that position for many years to come. It was not by accident that Al Capone would acquire the wealth and respect that he did, it took many years of low level jobs and a little bit of luck to become the top gangster in the entire city of Chicago. Al Capone was born in…

    • 2071 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Al Capone was the most notorious gangster in American history. He and his gang made millions of dollars every year. He paid off police officers and all other types of city workers to make sure that he would never get charged with any felonies. Capone went against Prohibition laws and made most of his fortune by selling alcohol illegally. Al Capone, a vicious street gangster in Chicago, was charged with tax evasion since the FBI could not press murder charges on him. Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone…

    • 603 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    The Purple Gang in Detroit History During the liquor prohibition in Detroit which happened from 1920-1933. As a result of Michigan passing a law and adopting the Damon Act that banned liquor from being sold and consumed in the town, organized crime began taking shape during this era as Jewish gangsters controlled the underworld of the American society (Kavieff, 20). The Purple Gang was led by one of four brothers by the name of Abe Bernstein and it was formed by young Jewish immigrants as a…

    • 2501 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Great Essays

    Al Capone Legacy

    • 1824 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Chicago dates back to 1830 and has a great history of violence from the Black Hawk war to the chicago fire all the way to modern times. In the early 1900’s Chicago had an increased amount of crime. That was followed after the Prohibition Act of 1920. Gangsters took the opportunity of the illegal use and distribution of alcohol and created an empire. Al Capone, one of the most notorious crime bosses in history had obtained his fame in this period. With the help of Johnny Torrio he created a…

    • 1824 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Al Capone Research Paper

    • 1453 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Al Capone also known as "Scarface" was the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law in Illinois. He was the leading gangster of illegal activities including bootlegging of alcohol and tax-evasion from 1920 to 1931 Many believed he had a direct influence on the end of prohibition in Illinois. In 1925 John Torrio hired Al Capone to be a bouncer at the Four Deuces, a night spot in Chicago (American Heritage, 1995). John Torrio was severely injured by a rival gang in 1925 and was forced to…

    • 1453 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Al Capone Research Paper

    • 1072 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Al Capone: a man who started living a rich and lavish lifestyle by the age of 30. Living that lifestyle, always comes with a price; especially if it’s not legal at all. Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone rose in the 1930s to become one of the most notorious mob bosses in history. His actions not only affected the Chicago area, but had a major impact on the gangster himself. Prohibition, Gambling Dens, Whorehouses, and Gang Murders all made him the popular mob boss that everyone knows about today.…

    • 1072 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    “The street code is clearly a staple of rap music lyrics. I found each street code theme prominently represented in the lyrics, albeit to varying degrees.”(2005) This is an example of the rap music style today, in which it is about money, respect, and violence. This is common for people who live in poor communities to think about because of the disadvantages they had with money. As for violence and respect it could just be that is what they saw and grew up to see. Movies also have a big impact…

    • 1289 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50