Al Capone: The 1920's Organized Crime

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Al Capone Until the 1920’s organized crime was not so organized. When the 1920s came, the American lifestyle changed drastically. Many people started investing money into their home appliances and new automobiles, ladies became flirtier, and started wearing shorter skirts, and drinking became very popular. Also, organized crime came to a rise in the1920's. And in the high ranks of organized crime and violence was Al Capone. Alphonso Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. He was one of seven children born to Gabriel and Teresa Capone, who came to the United States from Italy in 1893. His father was a barber. Capone attended school through the sixth grade, at which point he beat up his teacher one day, then was beaten…show more content…
in 1894 was Gabriele Capone (often mistaken for Caponi). He was from the village of Castellmarre di Stabia, south of city Naples.The man was a barber by trade and could read and write in Italian. Along with thousands of other Italians, the Capone family moved to Brooklyn close to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was a new beginning in America. 95 Navy Street was a cold-water tenement flat that had no indoor toilet or furnishings. The neighborhood was practically a slum, given its closeness to the noisy Navy Yard, and its sailors and the vices that sailors look for when off…show more content…
Someone caught a glimpse him and the cars emptied out in front of him. Frank's body was riddled with bullets in a matter of seconds.The police called it self defense, since Frank, seeing the police coming at him with guns out, had drawn his own revolver, so the police never got in any trouble. Al was enraged and escalated the violence by kidnapping officials and stealing ballot boxes. One official was murdered. When it was all over, Capone had won his victory for Cicero, but at a price that would haunt him for the rest of his life. Quite a bit has been written and rumored about Al Capone in magazine and newspaper articles, movies, and books that is completely false. One of the most common fictions is that like many gangsters of that era, he was born in Italy. Absolutely not true. Al Capone was born in America, though this outstanding crime lord was strictly domestic, taking the infamous Italian criminal society, and fashioning it into a modern American criminal business. Alphonso Capone will always be remembered for his impact on America, and the

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