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  • Al Capone
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    Al Capone still remains one of the most notable residents of 'the Rock. ' In a memoir written by Warden James Johnston, he reminisced about the intensity of public interest around Capone's imprisonment, stating that he was continually barraged with questions about 'Big Al. ' Each day newspapers and press flooded his office with phone calls, wanting to know everything from how Capone liked the weather on 'the Rock,' to what job assignment he was currently holding. Before arriving at Alcatraz, Cap...
  • Torrio's Right Hand Man Al Capone
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    Al Capone is one of the most recognized names in American history. Capone ran the City of Chicago with illegal activities. He appeared many times on newspapers all over the country. Every one of us has heard of Al Capone, but most of us don't know the story behind him. What made him to be the most feared gangster in the city of Chicago? How did this kid from a rough neighborhood and no money grow up to have $60,000,000? I've always been fascinated with organized crime but had never been taught a...
  • Al Capone Capone's Bootlegging Business
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    Alphonse 'Scarface'; Capone BACKGROUND INFORMATION Alphonse Capone was born on January 17, 1899. He grew up in rough neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY where he would attend school only up to the sixth grade, when dropped out. Capone got his nickname 'Scarface'; from a knife attack by the brother of a woman whom Capone had insulted. The attack left him with three scars across his face and a new nickname. Capone joined his first gang when he became part of the James Street Gang, headed by the well-know...
  • Al Capone And Johnny Torrio
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    Organized crime was not so organized up until the 1920's. When the 1920's arrived, the American lifestyle changed dramatically. People started investing money in home appliances and automobiles, women's skirts became higher and drinking became very popular. Also, organized crime came to a rise in the 1920's. And in the high ranks of organized crime was Al Capone. Al Capone ran many illegal businesses including bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, and murders. There were many gangs in the world o...
  • Al Capone Into His Business
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    Al Capone: Al Capone was born in New York City in 1899. His father, Gabriel and his wife, Teresa, came to America in 1894. They brought their two kids, Vincenzo, and Raffaele. In 1895 their third son was born, who they named Salvatore. II: The Capone family was nice and quit, Gabriel never hit the kids, he just 'preached' to them and they'd listen. '... nothing about the Capone family was inherently disturbed, violent, or dishonest. ' Gabriel became an American citizen in 1906, his children all ...
  • Life In Chicago When Al Capone
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    His name was Alphonse Capone. His background, along with thousands of other Italians, the Capone family moved to Brooklyn. It was a new beginning in a New World. The Capone's were a quiet and peaceful family. Nothing about the Capone family was disturbed, violent, or dishonest. The children and the parents were close. They really enjoyed baseball and were often at games. There was no mental disabilities, no traumatic event that sent the boys into the dangerous life of crime. They did not display...
  • Great Ability Al Capone
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    Al Capone's Rise to Power Johnny Torrio was a notorious bootlegger from Chicago. He needed a man to run his illegal business. He chose Alfonso Capone from Five Points Gang in New York to be his lieutenant. Capone was able to rise to power by handling the emergencies and by handling political connections. In 1920, mobster Johnny Torrio had an inspiration. He discovered that there was big money to be made with an outlawed liquor business. He needed a lieutenant to run his business, and picked a 23...
  • Partners With The Young Al Capone
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    Al Capone Thesis: From racketeering, bootlegging, and brothel ing, Alphonse Capone is one of the most well known and influential gangsters in history. Al Capone, born to Gabriele and Teresina Capone, was born in Brooklyn, New York. At age 5 he started school at Public School no. 7 on Adams street. Al's school had outbreaks of violence. Male Students engaged in fist fights with female teachers. A tage 14 he engaged in a fight between himself and a teacher. He was expelled and he never returned to...
  • Bureau's Investigation Of Al Capone
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    Alphonse 'SCARFACE' Capone Born in New York City, in 1899, by parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone, Alphonse Capone was blessed with a historical blend of ruthless gangster in his blood. Al Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893, from Naples, Italy. Al Capone came from a huge family. He was the fourth oldest of nine children. At birth, Capone's parents never would have believed that their son, Alphonse Capone, would grow up to be a murderous thug without remorse. As a child, Al Ca...
  • Al Capone
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    Alphonse 'Scar Face' Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, to an immigrant family. He was born with type O blood. People supposedly born with O type blood tend to have the drive to succeed in leadership quality. They are strong, certain, and powerful, as will be seen later. However Al Capones leadership was taken to the extreme. (4 Blood Types, 4 Diets Eat Right 4 Your Type) Certainly many Italian immigrants like immigrants of all nationalities, frequently came to the new world with ver...
  • Mafia Into Today's Business Like Criminal Organization
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    Al Capone Al Capone was an Italian criminal working the streets of America. He started his life with petty crime in Brooklyn, New York. After escalating his way up in Brooklyn, Capone moved to Chicago for bigger and better things. There Capone had prominence supremacy as one of the giant bootlegging forerunners. His collected and composed ways, made crime into a business that we see in today's mafia. Capone changed crime into a profession, which in turn made it a business. The word mob or mafia ...
  • Capone Back To Chicago
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    Al Capone: One of the Most Ruthless Men of All Time The ultimate symbol of a gangster rule, is a guy by the name of Al Capone, who dominated the Chicago underworld by committing many crimes: such as illegal gambling, extortion, prostitution, and alcohol distribution during prohibition. Capone's life of gang activity started at a very young age. He created a multi-million dollar empire of crime in Chicago. He has been referred to as one of the most ruthless men of all time (Stockdale 45). He was ...
  • End Of Al Capones Organization
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    Prohibition led to the bootlegging of liquor and the gang wars of the 1920's. The most notorious gangster of all time, known as Al Capone, was the most powerful mob leader of his era. He dominated organized crime in the Chicago area from 1925 until 1931. Capone grew up during the roaring 20's in Chicago. He joined the James Street gang, lead by Johnny Torrio. In 1920, Torrio asked Capone to move to Chicago and work with his uncle who controlled the citys largest prostitution and gambling ring at...
  • Life In Chicago When Al Capone
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    Name-Alphonse Capone Background-Along with thousands of other Italians, the Capone family moved to Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was a new beginning in a New World. The Capones were a quiet and conventional family. Nothing about the Capone family was inherently disturbed, violent, or dishonest. The children and the parents were close. There was no apparent mental disability, no traumatic event that sent the boys hurtling into a life of crime. They did not display sociopathic or psycho...
  • Crime As Al Capone
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    The most famous gangster in our nation was Alphonse Capone, better known as Al Capone or Scarface. You will learn more about Al Capone's childhood and much more about this gangster. He has an anger problem and often over reacted to things and this is how his gangster life started. Alphonse Capone was born on January 17th, 1899 in Brooklyn to two Italian immigrants. He had nine siblings, which included seven brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a quiet home, which still puzzles many why did Al...
  • Al Capone
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    Al Capone: the Myth, the Legend Al Capone was a heartless man, who did not care about the well being of others; because of this, he killed many people. He led a life of showboating and other such means of a rich and immoral man. His thoughts were only of what would help him to succeed not of what would help others. Al Capone's mother was named Teresina Capone. Despite having many growing boys, she was still able to take in sewing piecework. Teresina was a mother of four, and also, she was a hous...
  • Al Capone Alphonse Capone
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    Al Capone Alphonse Capone was perhaps the most famous of all American gangsters in history. Al Capone was involved in many serious crimes including the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, income tax evasion, and the illegal selling of liquor. He also took part in the running of gambling and prostitution. He dominated organized crime in Chicago from about 1925 to 1931. Al Capone's parents immigrated to the United States from Naples, Italy in 1893. Six years later on January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, New ...
  • Capone For Income Tax Evasion
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    Al Capone Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn New York Capone grew up in a rough neighborhood by the time he was eleven he was in two gangs one was the kids gang the brooklime rippers and the forty thieves juniors. Capone quit school in sixth grade at the age fourteen. Between scams, he was a clerk at a candy store, a pin boy at the bowling alley and a cutter in a bookbindery; later on he became part of the notorious five points gang in Manhattan. Capone was once a bouncer at the ...
  • Al Capone
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    In the 1920?'s, John Torrio, a member of the Chicago underworld, discovered that there was large sums of money to be gained through bootlegging, during the Prohibition period. His mission was to monopolize the business of selling booze throughout Chicago. However, this proved difficult, due to the competition by other gangster organizations. Torrio had men who took care of other bootleggers through intimidation, murder, pay offs, and bribery, but he still needed more enforcement to expand his op...
  • Capone Al Capone
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    U.S. Al Capone Zahra Jalal ian U.S. History P. 4 Decade of the 20's AL? SCARFACE? CAPONE Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn New York of an immigrant family. Capone quit school after he had finished the sixth grade and associated with many notorious gangs in the city. Al Capone was famous for being America's best-known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920's Prohibition era. He grew up in a very rough and dan...

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