Capone Essays

  • 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 k now 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

  • 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, Capone

  • Al Capone

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    Al Capone Throughout America's history there have been many famous criminals, John Dillinger, John Gotti, Lucky Luciano, just to name a few. However, due to his extreme wealth and Godfather like status, the most notorious and famous one might have been Al Capone. Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 17, 1899 to immigrants from Naples, Italy. At a very young age, he became involved in organized crime by quitting school after sixth grade and joining a local neighborhood

  • 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

  • Al Capone

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    Al Capone, probably the most notorious and well known gangster in history, was born in 1887 in Naples, Italy. His father, Gabriel Caponi, immigrated to Brooklyn from the slums of Naples in 1910. After he came here he changed his last name too Capone too blend in more. Al Capone’s gang activities started out when he was young. He was in the Five Points Gang, who were known for their violence. The gang’s tradition was to scar their victims with a knife cut from the outside corners of their eyes to

  • Al Capone

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    Al Capone 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 20s 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 city’s largest prostitution and gambling

  • Al Capone: Al Capone

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    Al Capone (1899-1947) was immersed in crime activity from childhood when he joined the James Street Boys and then the Five Points Gang. He came by his nickname, Scarface, early in life when he was slashed across his left cheek in a barroom fight, leaving a prominent scar. He was an infamous criminal who rose through the ranks of crime by taking over crime territories, and assassinating crime bosses and gangs. Prohibition gave him another means to make large amounts of money when he began bootlegging

  • al capone

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    death Al Capone lived a life full of gangs and violence. Being part of a gang started early when he was in New York and spread into his life in Chicago, when he joined part of Torrios operation committing and conducting crimes. Capone was arrested a lot but lack of evidence almost always kept him out of jail; Capone was a sneaky, intelligent business man that ruled the streets of Chicago. January 17, 1899 Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born to Gabriele and Teresina Capone ( Capone was the

  • Al Capone

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    Al Capone, America’s most prominent Mafia figure in the 1920’s, also known as “Scarface” for a scar running down his left cheek. Capone didn’t hide in the shadows like most figures in such a shady occupation. He didn’t shy away from the camera, more like he welcomed it, and aimed to be seen by the public as a respectable businessman and a pillar of the community. Surprisingly, Capone wasn’t from a distinctly poor community, his father earned a living as a barber. Capone was introduced to the gang

  • Al Capone Biography

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    Al Capone was possibly the largest and most feared mofia 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 Manhattan

  • Al Capone Biography

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    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 is

  • Al Capone Biography

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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 James

  • Al Capone

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    Al Capone was the son of two poor Italian immigrants, which at that time in history meant you didn't matter, so he had to find guidance with the only people that took an interest in him but unfourtnally for him it was some of the biggest mob leaders in New York. Even with that kind of influence hard to believe that a once soft spoken, intelligent kid from a good family would grow up to run a major city with blood, bullets, and booze. First, Capone's lack of tolerance for authority and people who

  • al capone

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    kitchen after the stock market crash of 1929 was Al Capone. The very same as long time Chicago Public Enemy Number one. Not only is he known for his violent temper and illegal activities, but also his strong loyalty and honor. Throughout his life he did many terrible deeds and broke many laws, but he also helped a lot of people. Some people are conflicted on their judgement about Al Capone but it is quite obvious that he was very complex man. Al Capone had a well known reputation as a bad man; however

  • Alphonse Scarface Capone

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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

  • Al Capone Biography

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    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 handedly gave Chicago the nickname “The Lawless City.” Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January

  • Al Capone and Probation

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    Al Capone is the single greatest symbol of collapse of law and order in the United States during the Prohibition Era. The act of Prohibition brought power to Al Capone, which he used to expand his organized crime activities into a stranglehold over the city of Chicago. Liquor trade became very profitable during Prohibition, and the struggle for control over the bootleg empire erupted into a full-scale war between rival gangs in Chicago. Capone gradually came to symbolize all the criminal evils of

  • Al Capone

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    Notorious Mobster In the “roaring” 20’s, Alphonse Capone was one of the most notorious mobsters. From the start of his life Capone was involved with small gangs, his involvement only growing bigger as he aged. Capone was not only ruthless, and notorious, but in his days, he was very feared. He never let anyone get in the way of his mob or his desires. Capone was treated like a celebrity in the “Roaring 20’s” and his power lasted a long time. Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New

  • Al Capone Thesis Statement

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    Al Capone Thesis: From racketeering, bootlegging, and brotheling, 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 starrted 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. At age 14 he engaged in a fight between himself and a teacher. He was expelled

  • Al Capone Biography

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    Alphonse Capone was also known as “Scarface” was born January 17th, 1899. He was one of the most famous gangsters of all time. During the 20s his net worth was $100 million dollars which in today's world would be 1.3 billion dollars. He rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago Outfit during the Prohibition era. (A&E, Al Capone Biography, The Website.) Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, his parents immigrated there from Italy. At the time his parents were very poor Capone and his