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    American Mafia

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    American Mafia “Wherever there’s opportunity, the mafia will be there” (Johnny Kelly). The identity of organized crime has changed through history due to the power of the Mafia. The American Mafia have impacted and influenced America’s culture and how they see crime today. The Mafia have mainly affected culture, films, books, crime, and politics. The Mafia is one of the most ruthless, influential, and dangerous organized crime groups to ever be in America. Throughout history, crime has existed

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    History of the American Mafia Imagine living in a world where crime ruled. A world where gangsters were more powerful than politicians, owned the police, and ran the city in whatever way they felt. They robbed whom they wanted and killed when they didn't get their way. Now stop imagining and realize that this happened here in the United States of America in the 1920's. It was run by an organization made up mainly of Italians called the Mafia. The word Mafia itself has many meanings. In

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    American Mafia vs. Italian Mafia in Cinema

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    concept to life within the Mafia from their point of view. Doing so, creating a positive association. Yet within Italy, the same topic contains a complete different view. Movies such as I Cento Passi demonstrate unenthusiastic view by those whom are outside yet negatively affected by those members. Unlike American films, the gangsters are not as often viewed at the protagonist and are the main causes for the problematic events. But how different is Italian Mafia and American Mafia in cinema? The Godfather

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    Mafia’s effect on the American Dream Luxurious car, magnificent mansion, and a plethora of food and alcohol, this was what came with being a part of the Mafia in the 1920’s. People in the Mafia lived luxurious, cushy lifestyles, while also being able to provide for their family, but as the saying goes, “With every positive there is a negative”. The Mobsters lived well, but that came with the risk of being killed or imprisoned. Jay Gatsby, in the book The Great Gatsby, experienced some of

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    Italian-Americans, and the Mafia The Godfather, released in 1972 by Paramount Pictures, set a course for the comeback of the gangster genre after its decline in the 1960’s. With its main characters as Sicilian-Americans, Hollywood continued to use them to portray criminals, particularly members of the mafia. The film is set in New York City between 1945 and 1955, and is centered around the fictional Corleone crime family. With The Godfather, Hollywood managed to bring light to Italian-American culture

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    Prohibition Of Alcohol

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    Prohibition of Alcohol in the United States Michael Derbes Prohibition of alcohol began in 1919 when congress passed the 18th amendment; the 18th amendment banned the sale, transportation, and manufacture of alcohol. Prohibition came into effect largely because of the temperance movement. The temperance movement was a large anti-alcohol movement that began in the 1830’s. Many people saw alcohol as something that tore marriages apart and ruined people’s lives. Different groups formed to fight for

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    Al Capone Essay

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    Encyclopedia, 158). Capone also managed to keep good standing with the people and was called a “public utility” because he limited his mob’s activity to rackets with high public support: booze, gambling and prostitution (Sifakis, “Capone, Al,” The Mafia, 66). Soon, his empire would come into full power due to having the backing of the people, with Capone leading a firm with over a thousand workers and a weekly payroll of over $300,000 a week (Sifakais, “Capone, Al,” The Encyclopedia, 158). His ascension

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    lasted about 14 years from 1920 to 1933. “Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed.” . Intoxicating liquors were beginning to ruin the lives of some Americans and it became banned. “Prohibition, members of the Temperance movement urged, would stop husbands from spending all the family income on alcohol and prevent accidents in the workplace caused by workers who drank during lunch” . Alcohol was beginning

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    Al Capone: Gangsters & Mafia in the 1920’s Al Capone (Alfonso or Alphonse Capone) was born in 1899 and passed away in the year of 1947. Once he had been brought up in New York City, Capone became connected with crimes and was the subject of murder investigations. In 1920 he moved to Chicago and became a lieutenant to John Torrio, a notorious gang leader. They established numerous speakeasies in Chicago in the Prohibition era. After eliminating his opponents, "Scarface" Capone took over control from

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    Mafia - A History

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    when, and why the Mafia came to the United States, who organized it in the United States, and how it differed from its origins in the European mafia. By showing this you will see how this specific type of organized crime has In the ninth century, Arab forces occupied Sicily. The native Sicilians were oppressed and took refuge in the surrounding hills. The Sicilians formed a secret society to unite the natives against the Arab and Norman invaders. This secret society was called Mafia after the Arabic

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