Prohibition Prohibition was a major part of the 1920s, “Prohibition created more crime. It destroyed legal jobs and created a black market in which criminals violently fought over” (Hanson). The 18th amendment was mainly created to help stop problems and abuse that was occurring in families because of alcoholic husbands. The amendment also promised to lower crime and violence rates, but instead, it increased them. Prohibition had the intention to do good but, it ended up creating many more problems for the U.S. to handle both economically and socially.
Theodore Roosevelt's anti-trust act stopped robber barons in their track's. The Anti-Sherman Trust Act wast the first act to outlaw monopolistic businesses which is reducing the fair market competition of enterprises and monopolies. Theodore Roosevelt sued J.P. Morgan for bad trust's and won the case in The Supreme Court. This was a turning point in America because robber barons didn't own America anymore. It was a time of greed, corruption, and broken capitalism was common in America.
The city of Las Vegas has changed rapidly from becoming a beautiful city to a violent place to live in. The city has seemed a rise in homicides as well in the last few years. The strong presences of these gangs are taking innocent lives and making the community a harder place to raise a family in. Many of the gangs in Vegas account for most the drug trade, as well as the staggering homicide rate. The gang problem is not only a problem in Las Vegas, but it is all over the world.
With this in mind, no wonder some police officers fall into corruption. Since the government infrastructure is weak, it allows organized crime to easily corrupt the government form the inside (“Fighting” Web). This organized crime turned out to be federal police officers turning their back against the law and helping the drug lords. Some officers are known to take bribes and help with criminal activity (Althaus Web). Many officers do not deny that
A lot of money is made by producing and selling illegal liquor and Jay Gatsby was one of those so called bootleggers. In the 1920’s the 18th Amendment caused the prohibition of manufacturing, selling and transporting intoxicating-liquors. Alcohol in the United States was not longer legal. However, this did not stop most people from not consuming any alcohol. The following about banning liquor is said by “Tuggleb”; “This, as is the case even today with illegal industries, led to a black market and, consequently, a radical increase of citizens’ wealth who were willing to take advantage of this spiked demand.” (College of
Although drinking was generally thought to have declined during Prohibition, it had instead, continued uninterrupted in many parts of the country, particularly in large cities and areas with large foreign-born populations. Smuggling on such a large scale could not be prevented, and the illegal manufacture of liquor sprang up with such speed that authorities were hard pressed to contain it. Thus began a period of illegal drinking, lawbreaking, organized crime, and the corruption of public officials. During Prohibition there was a 24 percent increase in crime rate between 1920 and 1921. The rate of arrests on account of drunkenness rose 41 percent, and arrests for drunken driving increased 81 percent.
Al Capone Mobsters was a term that describes a group of gangsters in the 1920’s. Gambling, Prostitution, and Murder went hand in hand with the term of mobster. Every mafia group has a leader. Al Capone was a dangerous mobster who was a Mafia crime lord and had took part in illegal alcohol, illegal drugs, prostitution, and illegal gambling during the 1920s (History). Al Capone didn 't start off in nice well made home as a boy, young Capone had lived with his family in a very poor tenement, with his 8 other siblings and his parents.
I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t far wrong.” Gatsby, like most of the people that were newly rich, seems to have been involved in the illegal activity of selling alcohol all over the place. With his newly found money, Gatsby kept jumping at the chance to gain more money. In the end of the book, we learn that Gatsby is into more illegal activities than just transporting alcohol. After Gatsby’s death, Nick gets a phone call for Gatsby with a man on the other end that thinks he is talking to Gatsby. “Hell of a note, isn’t it?
For example, many people began to go to speakeasies to get illegal alcohol. Speakeasies were illegal places that secretly sold illegal alcohol during the Prohibition (Speakeasies). This was one of many methods people used for getting illegal alcohol during prohibition (1920s). During the Prohibition there were twice as many speakeasies as there were legal restaurants before the 18th Amendment went into effect (Behr, Edward). Many citizens did not want to compromise their right to choose to drink alcohol.
Most street gangs fight one another because the other has somehow “disrespected” them. They get into these pointless fights and hurt others in the battle. They would go after family members in that gangs and would even kill each other for these fights, no wonder the FBI is involved. Fifty-seven percent of gangs are drug gangs. They create drugs, transport them, and sell them to others.