Bonnie and Clyde

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On the run leaving stores and banks empty and the police right on their tail. This is how possibly the most well known crime duo lived in the 1930’s. Going town to town and business to business looking to find their next big score. All with the cops always being one step behind and struggling to figure out the duo’s next move. This is the rough and interesting life of Bonnie and Clyde and the barrow gang. Bonnie Parker grew up with a normal childhood went to school every day was an above average student. She was born in Rowena Texas on October 10, 1910. Her father Charles Parker was a brick layer, but he died when bonnie was only four. After her father’s death the family moved in with her grandparents by Dallas Texas. She met Roy Thornton and soon after they got married, but Thornton got in trouble with the law and sentenced to five years in prison leaving bonnie on her own. She had a waitress job but was unhappy after Roy left. Until went to visit a friend in West Dallas where she then met Clyde Barrow. Clyde was born March 24, 1909 in Telico Texas. Clyde Barrow’s father was Henry Barrow who was a share cropper. He was one of eight children in the family. Clyde’s academics was anything but consistent. When his father quit farming the family moved to West Dallas which was were his dad opened a service shop. Clyde started high school but that was short lived he dropped out of school. Bonnie and Clyde met in West Dallas at a mutual friend’s house .Bonnie’s life prior to their crime spree was completely normal for a teenage high school student job at a café, showing no signs of becoming a notorious robber. Clyde on the other hand was the complete opposite. After dropping out of high school he went out with his brother selling stole... ... middle of paper ... ...otal of 130 bullets into their ford. They famous duo was finally stopped and shot dead. Bonnie and Clyde the most famous crime robbing duo, pushed the law enforcement to the top of their game trying everything they could to stop them. They left the police with no chance but to go for the kill when it came to shutting down the two. The duo will remain known for their jaw dropping crime spree. Works Cited "Bonnie and Clyde (Page 3)." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. FBI. FBI, 21 May 2010. Web. 30 Nov. 2013 "BonnieAndClyde." BonnieAndClyde. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. HistoryBuff.com -- The Story of Bonnie and Clyde - Tungsten Wedding Bands. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2013. "A Timeline of Crime, Terror." N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. "Clyde Barrow." UXL Biographies. Detroit: U*X*L, 2003. Student Resources in Context. Web. 2 Dec. 2013

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