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Transcript of Bootlegging
(like Canada). What is bootlegging? The Background of Bootlegging *Bootlegging was made very profitable for Canada It gave Canadians an easy way to make a profit when the Great Depression was first starting to appear. *Speakeasies (illicit, underground bars or liquor stores) were made in countries that still had prohibition. ~Al Capone (Alphonse Gabriel Capone) An American Gangster who led a prohibition-era crime. His "group" became known as the Capones who were dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor and other illegal activities from early 1920's-1931 More so done within a "gang" or "group" of smugglers Important People *The ban on alcohol ended in Canada in 1921 but not in the US until 1933, so many Canadians sold the alcohol to the US. Police funding: INCREASED $11.4 Million
Arrests for Prohibition: INCREASED 102+%
Arrests for Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct: INCREASED 41%
Arrests of Drunken Drivers: INCREASED 81%
Thefts and Burglaries: INCREASED 9%
Homicides, Assault, and Battery: INCREASED 13%
Number of Federal Convicts: INCREASED 561%
Federal Prison Population: INCREASED 366%
Total Federal Expenditures on Penal Institutions: INCREASED 1,000% But it also caused crime rates in Canada to increase. Historical Significance Boat hiding liquor People who did sell the illegal alcohol were called: American Gangsters ~Bugsy Siegel (Benjamin Siegelbaum) ~Machine Gun Kelly (George Cileno Barnes) An american gangster who was part of the Genovese crime family. Bugsy became a bootlegger in the late 1920's in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. His nickname came from his favourite weapon In 1933 his gang had collected $200,00 ransom Arrested in September 1933