Alphonse Capone: The American Gangster

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US History 11 6 October 2010 2nd block Alphonse Capone: The American Gangster Alphonse Capone, as known as "Al Capone" or "Scarface", is an American gangster during Prohibition, which was the time period (1920s) in the U.S. that alcohol was banned, but did not stop this bootlegger. This criminal had a rough, violent life since he was a boy all the way to his death. Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. The hard life started for him at such a young age, possibly from his surroundings and where he lived. He was a smart kid but ended up dropping out of his 6th grade year after violently attacking his female teacher. After he did that, he would never be able to get a high paying job, so he joined the gangster

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