Gangsters of the 20s

  • The Most famous and notorious gangsters of the 20s was Al Capone,Lucky Luciano,Frank sinatra,Joseph Kennedy,vincent coll,John Gotti,Johnny papalia,Rocco Perri,Vic Cotroni,Stan Smith,Vinnie Teresa,Reginald Kray & brothers.

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Al "Scarface"Capone was a infamous Italian-American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s.He was born in new york by emigrants.He started his career young by joining gangs and being a bouncer at inns.Witch is where he got his scare on his face from where his nickname came from.He moved to Chicago with his family in 1919 on the outskirts of the city far from the Bootlegging he was asscoated with.John torrio saw capones potential and brought him to help with the bootlegging bussines.When John Torrio died capone became boss.From there he started coming up even more in the under world of the Mafia becoming the moat feared gangsters in the 20,s

Prohibition:
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Prohibition was the period of 14 YEARS in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquors was outlawed. It was a time characterized by glamor, and gangsters and a period of time in which even the average citizen broke the law.By the late 1920's there was more then 1 million gallons of bootleg liquor had been illegally brought into the United States.Because liquor was no longer legally available in the country the public turned to gangsters who readily took on the bootlegging industry and supplied them with liquor whenever they needed.The makeing of alchol iilegal didnt help nothing and raised crime rate and gave gangsters and gangs/mafias more power then ever.



Crimes:The crimes thats gangsters of the1920's did where uaslly bloody and ended up with dead people or damaged property.One of the most famous massacres to happen was the st.valentines massacre.In witch 7 people where shot down by 5 men with machine guns.On al capones order. That wasent the only killings that happen.gangster had horrible weapons at there hands in witch the used to kill rivals.Ice picks where a uasal weapon of gangsters because there quick and are long and sharp and dont leave a big puncture wound
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