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  • Chicago's Criminal Underworld Including Johnny Torrio
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    By all accounts, Alphonse did well at school until the 6th grade, then at the age of 14 he was expelled for retaliating against a female teacher who hit him. Following his expulsion, the Capone family decided to move neighbourhoods - a chance move that would have a huge impact on Al's criminal future. Just round the corner from Capone's new home was the headquarters of gentleman gangster Johnny Torrio's East Coast operation. And like many boys in the area, he became involved in running errands f...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Prison Capone
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    The Life and World Of Al Capone Written By, John KoplerReport By, Adam Monteverde Al Capone is 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. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized 'Alphonsus Capone,' he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two 'ki...
  • Capones Mob
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    Al Capone Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far the most powerful mob boss of his era. His mob dominated the Chicago area from 1925 to 1931, when he was imprisoned for tax evasion. This was the only crime the courts could prove against him. He went to jail at Alcatraz for eight years until he became very ill with syphilis and died from the disease in 1947. Al was born somewhere in Brooklyn on January 17, 1899 but nobody really knows for sure. Capone grew up in a tou...
  • Gangsters Like Capone
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    In Brooklyn - New York, in 1899, Alphonse Capone was born. Johnny Torrio, a bootlegger in Chicago, recruited him when he was at the age of 22. Torrio was one of the many people who had established his business after the passing of the National Prohibition Act in 1920. Capone's job was to persuade proprietors to buy Torrio's illegal alcohol. Within three years Capone had taken over Johnny Torrio's business and controlled 161 illegal drinking establishments. In an attempt to expand his business, C...
  • Record Of Capone's Income
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    Al Capone was possibly the largest and most feared mafia boss America has ever seen. This 1920's gangster made his mark on the world through organized crime during the Prohibition era. He is solely attributed with Chicago's reputation as a lawless city. Alphonsus Capone was born on January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York. As a child he was a member of the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors "kid gangs". Capone quit school at age fourteen in the sixth grade. He worked a few odd jobs in ...
  • 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...
  • Old Capone
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    "By Instinct Capone Was A Heartless Mindless Killer" Considered the most notorious gangster in history, Alphonse Capone, otherwise known as Scarface Al, was born in New York, 1899, in a small apartment in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Having many run-ins with the police growing up, he was always around the local street gang led my Johnny Torrio. After beating one of his sixth grade teachers, he quit school, and quickly learned the way of the streets, joining the Torrio gang, call the Jam...
  • Torrio And Capone
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    Al Capone Perhaps the best-known gangster of all time, Al "Scarface" Capone was the most powerful mob boss of his era. He dominated organized crime in the Chicago area from 1925 until 1931, when he was imprisoned for federal income tax evasion. Alphonse Capone was born on Jan. 17, 1899, in a tough neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended school up to the sixth grade. His nickname, Scarface, resulted from a knife attack by the brother of a girl Capone had insulted that left three scars on his f...
  • Capone The Boss Of Chicago
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    Al Capone "When I sell liquor, they call it bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, they call it hospitality". -Al Capone [Woog, 25] Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters during the 1920's. He was a self-made business man. He had a ready smile and a quick handshake, which if you did not play your cards right, could turn out to be fatal. It took 500 gangland murders to make Capone the boss of Chicago. He was public enemy number one. Capone single han...
  • Day Capone's Main Problem With O Banion
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    Reid BengschMarch 12, 2001 Mr. SchauerAP US History Blk. 2 Capone On Top of Chicago After the end of World War I, America had immediately felt the effects of what they got themselves into. We started to go in a decline and there was not a whole lot that we could do about it. So we had to make a few changes in all aspects of the country including politically, socially, and economically. We tried a few things just as an experiment and some of it had started to work, but nothing drastic. So then we...
  • Torrio's Right Hand Man Al Capone
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    Born in New York City by parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone, Alphonse was blessed with a historical blend of ruthless gangster in his blood. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. 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 would grow up to be a murderous thug without remorse. (The Encyclopedia of World Crime 603) As a child, Al Capone was very wise whe...
  • Capone And Lucky Luciano
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    Alphonse Capone Born 1/17/1899, Brooklyn Died 1/25/1947, Florida Al Capone is one of the most recognized names in American history. Alphonse was born to Neapolitan immigrants Gabriel and Teresa. His surname, originally Capone, had been Americanized to "Capone". The Capone family included James, Ralph, Salvatore (Frank), Alphonse, John, Albert, Matthew, Rose and Maf alda. Capone was proud to be an American "I'm no Italian. I was born in Brooklyn", he often said. Al went to school with Salvatore L...
  • 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
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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...
  • Name Of The Gang Capone
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    The Rise and Fall of Al Capone Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kobler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to knowing his environment. Capone was not very bright when it came to school. Capone was an illitera...

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