• Al Capone Day Massacre
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    ... vito difficult to trace. Whilst the investigations were getting underway, Capone escaped from the Chicago winter and left for Miami, where he had tactically used a middleman to buy his Palm Island estate. The following summer, he moved his official headquarters to the Lexington Hotel and began to diversify his business dealings. Yet again he ran into trouble with the North Siders gang, but this time he was not alone. Capone's close friend and associate Jack McGurn had two attempts made on h...
  • The Untouchables Eliot Ness
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    The Untouchables The author of this book was Eliot Ness. He was a prohibition agent given the special assignment of cracking down on the Chicago mob and illegal liquor sales. He was six feet tall, 180 pounds. Graduated in the top third of his class in both high school and at the University of Chicago. Both his parents were from Norway, and he was raised in the traditional way. His reasoning behind writing this book was to tell the inside story of what really happened with the Capone mob. He wor...
  • Eliot Ness Capone Police One
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    Who was Eliot Ness? Nearly anyone knows Ness' accomplishments in Cleveland when he went up against Al Capone. Most also know Capone eventually went to jail for tax evasion, but what happened to Ness and his Untouchables? Did they merely fade away into quiet life? The fate of Ness was quite the opposite, he continued doing what he fell in love with. Taking down corruption on any level. He carried on his war on the mob for an entire decade after Capone, staging daring raids on bootleggers, illegal...
  • Gangsters And Prohibition Eliot Ness
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    United States, 1919-33 Activity One What was Prohibition? Prohibition was the banning of alcohol in American in the 1920 s. Why did temperance women want to make America dry in the 1920 s? The Temperance Women did this because they believed that without alcohol society would be quieter and better behaved, everything such as smokes alcohol and drugs were considered evil. What was the main result of Prohibition? The Main Result of Prohibition was a ten year crime spree. What were "speak easies"? D...