Organized Crime In The 20th Century

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Throughout the history of the United States of America, there has been an evident issue with the “newcomers”, the American dream, and the upward mobility of the lower class immigrants in 1920s in America. Ethnic organized crime is a phenomenon that has been largely ignored by social scientists and historians . American dream is a widely used term that became a powerful metaphor, of the American values. Americans believe, that these values can be reached through hard work and individual effort. Amongst these values is one, which James Truslow Adams in the “epic of America”, which signifies one of the values “being able to grow to grow to fullest development as men and women unhampered by the barriers which had slowly been erected
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Many families came to America is search of a better life and looking for a better future for themselves and their children. In 20th century, a million new immigrants arrived to America . Families have brought in their own culture and their own believes, influencing the lives of the ordinary Americans in Chicago.

Partly because of urban-to rural migration and immigration, in 1920, for the first time in the American history, the vast majority of the people lived in cities of more than 2,2500 citizens. The population of major cities was growing with an increasing ease. In the early 20th century, there were 72% second or third generation immigrants

There was an evident change in America and its society. Industrialization was taking place and it was very noticeable in the infrastructure and in the culture. A lot of factories, new buildings and places for entertainment like cinemas have been built. Also, the difference between the urban and the villages was changing even further, including the difference in the attitude within the family values, attitude about sex and gender roles were significantly evolving. This has changed the set value for what people used to have, like the religion evolved into the money, everyone wanted to become
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Al Capone supported the citizens of Chicago as much as he could, despite the image he has created of being a violent mobster, he like helping people, and was a very caring person. Capone was funding soup kitchens for the homeless, and regularly visited them to support those who were in need. Furthermore, Capone cared about the city’s some people argued, “Capone was doing more for the poor than the entire use government” . Because of al Capone’s background, coming from an ordinary family and a family of immigrants, of lower class workers, who have been prejudiced throughout the whole of their lives, and related to, as “stupid Sicilians”. Despite the fact, Al Capone wasn’t American, he was still helping homeless children and people in USA in general, the background of the people did not matter to him, as he employed black men and supported musicians with their careers, people of any race and any background. As well as that, Al Capone was supporting care homes, and visiting care homes to give speeches, motivating people to fight through their problems, especially during Depression days. Furthermore, everyone knows about the brutal part of the mobster’s business, sometimes people get shot or injured. Al Capone gave out checks of about $10,000 to 15,000 . All these events and the acts of kindness helped to form the positive

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