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    January 17, 1899. Growing up he became a member of the Five Points Gang where his positon was a bouncer at a brothel. Capone shortly moved to Chicago and became a right-hand man for Johnny Torrio. Torrio ran a big bootlegging operation that supplied alcohol to a vast majority of places in the North. Johnny Torrio soon retired and Capone took over his operation. Capone expanded the business greatly but also introduced his own violent side into the swing of things. Respect was a very important

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    One of the most dangerous and ruthless men to ever walk the streets of Chicago was born on January 17, 1899--Alphonse Gabriel Capone. Living with his mother and father, Teresina and Gabriele, along with his older brothers Vincenzo and Raffaele, his family moved to a poor tenement in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Growing up, Capone never exhibited any signs of becoming the master criminal known about today (Biography 1). Al Capone became notorious for holding Chicago in the palm of his

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    Al Capone: the American Gangster Legend “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone”- this is a quote Al Capone said and a quote that represents him completely. He was a gangster around the Prohibition Act of 1919 and the Great Depression era. For being one of the greatest gangsters of all time he was a kind guy, but he was not scared to use his gun. With the business he was doing, killing people was something that came with it. Al Capone is a legendary

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    gangs in the city when he moved there from Naples and joined one in his teens called Johnny Torrio’s James Street Boys ran by Johnny Torrio. Later, he moved on to the Five Points Gang, which he graduated from. He got into a gang fight and someone cut his face with a razor hence the nickname “Scarface” (Grossman). When Torrio entered a brothel business he sent for Capone to be a bouncer at the saloon. When Torrio went to Chicago to help

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    Al Capone, Chicago gangster, killed many people and was never caught for his mob crimes, but he went to the most maximum security prison in the United States for tax evasion. Al Capone started getting involved with criminal activitiess at a young age and got into a gang activity. Al Capone started doing bad stuff when he was young but it wasn’t very large compared to what he would do as a adult.. And-not supposed to start sentence with and he was also involved with some gang activity (MacNee, 1998)

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    Torrio showed Capone the significance of keeping up a respectable front, while maintaining a racketeering business. The marginally assembled Torrio spoke to another day break in criminal endeavor, changing a savage unrefined culture into a corporate domain. Capone joined Johnny Torrio 's James Road Young men pack, rising at the end of the Five Focuses Posse. In an energetic rub in a house of

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    Al Capone's Downfall

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    to Chicago after the death of his father to join forces with Torrio (“Al Capone The Mob Museum”). Business for Torrio was booming during the prohibition. Capone helped Torrio with the finances and with his street smarts. One of the biggest areas Capone worked in was Bootlegging. During the prohibition the sale, production, and distribution of alcohol was illegal but they had secret underground bars called speakeasies. “In 1925, Torrio was shot and injured by a rival gang, and then he was sentenced

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    Al Capone Research Paper

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    Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel Capone was an american gangster who lived from 1899-1947. His father was Gabriel Capone, and his mother was Teresa Capone. They were Italian, and immigrated to USA in 1893. Al Capone was born and raised in Brooklyn. His father was a barber, and worked at a barber shop at 29 Park Avenue. He had eight siblings, Vincenzo Capone, Raffaele James Capone, AKA Ralph "Bottles" Capone, Salvatore "Frank" Capone, Ermina Capone, who died at the age of one, Ermino "John" Capone, Albert

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    back and got expelled. Shortly after he got involved in illegal activities and met Johnny Torrio. They later became friends/partners and saw a golden opportunity in using the 18th Amendment(ilegalizing alcohol) to gain massive profit in bootlegging it.”In 1925, Capone became boss when Torrio, seriously wounded in an assassination attempt, surrendered control and retired to Brooklyn.”(www.fbi.gov).Before leaving Torrio gives him advice not to make the business to big and to stay local. Capone ignored

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    Torrio later retired in 1925 handing the control over to Capone, after he was almost killed by North Side gunman . During Capone’s takeover he expanded the business with malicious intent. The North Side gang had a part in Capone 's rise and fall. “ His

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    Al Capone Legacy

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    abundant success, largely due to the network he was able to establish due to his large stature. Through his affiliation with the smalltime gang the “Forty Thieves Juniors”, Al met the man who would foster him into dominance of gangland, Johnny Torrio. Johnny Torrio was a resourceful man, as were most mob bosses, and he wasted no time in enlisting the help of the young foot soldiers in streets of Brooklyn. Between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, Al Capone quickly climbed the ranks in Torrio’s organization

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    Al Capone It could be said that Al Capone unknowingly started the cosplay craze. During his reign over Chicago’s criminal network, Capone would sometimes have his henchmen disguise themselves while doing a job. Al Capone was a powerful and dangerous gangster because at a young age, he joined his first gang; he caused the Valentine's Day Massacre; and after being found guilty for other crimes, was sent to Alcatraz. One of the things that made Al Capone was dangerous, was the fact that he spent

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    Al Capone Thesis

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    Al Capone was responsible for the state of lawlessness in Chicago between 1920 and1931 which endangered and damaged his reputation and public image. However, he is justified in his actions because he wanted to be the best gangster in the state of Chicago. He made many enemies whilst being in his small-time and full time gangs, including Bugs Moran, who was the leader of the North Side Gang- which was the main rival gang of the Five Point Gang of which Capone was the seven year leader. Alphonse Gabriel

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    CHARLES “LUCKY” LUCIANO 2 Charles “Lucky” Luciano: The Father of Modern Crime Thesis: The immigration of the Lucania family from Italy to the United States would be the cause of one of the most drastic changes in the workings of organized crime. 1. Charles Luciano experienced the hard childhood experienced by the children of almost all immigrants. 1.1 November 24, 1897, Charles Luciano, christened Salvatore Lucania, was born in the village of Lercara Friddi in Sicily (Gosch, 1975)

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    “A lot of people say, 'I always knew Lucky Luciano as a very smooth, very elegant, very powerful man.' All the accounts of him as an older man were that he was very genteel but he still had the look of smothered violence behind his eyes.” (Vincent Piazza, BrainyQuote) This is a quote from a famous actor called Vincent Piazza, who had been known for the act of Lucky Luciano in a TV series called Boardwalk Empire. Charles “Lucky” Luciano has been the most researched and discussed American gangster

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    Al Capone’s crime boss “ Torrio” was the one who had mainly influenced Al Capone into the life of crime in the city of chicago and had “Torrio taught Capone the importance of maintaining a respectable front while running a racketeering business” (History) , After some time Torrio had made Al Capone his second, his “right-hand man”. Al Capone had done many different crimes around the city of chicago with

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    Research Question What were the major factors that led to the rise and hegemony of the Italian-American organized crime syndicate in New York in the early 1900’s? The Italian mafia is an organization that has been at the forefront of modern American culture, its dark history reaching a peak through media coverage and pop culture, through movies such as the Godfather, and news stories covering some of the most famous mob criminals. During the early 1900s, as a result of the increase of criminal

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    Bugsy Siegel Gang

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    Organized crime is one of my favorite categories to watch because it’s an empire that earns illegal money. Usually the money is earned through prostitution, gambling, bootlegging, and robberies. I believe this is an excellent subject to research because it’s very interesting and I’ve always wanted to be a member of a mafia group during the 1950’s. Al Capone known as one the most famous leaders, he lead the Chicago Outfit, which is the city I live in. Bugsy Siegel is also a famous gangster because

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    and he quit school at the age of thirteen. After Al dropped out of school, he joined a local gang. He soon learned to enjoy violence. Al spent most of his time doing favors for his hero, the gangster John Torrio. As Torrio’s “business” grew, he decided to move to Chicago and expand there. Torrio asked Al to go with him and be his right-hand man. Al greedily accepted the offer. As time went on, Al became

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    The life of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel might be the most interest I ever get to research. I was actually told to write about someone I admired, but where’s the challenge in that? Benjamin or Bugsy as he was known to friends, family, and the public was an entrepreneur that started out with a criminal record that included armed robbery, rape, and murder dating back to his teenage years. Siegel was born to a Jewish family on February 28, 1906 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to Max and Jennie. Max and Jennie

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