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Bootlegging

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Colleen Jones

on 26 October 2012

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Transcript of Bootlegging

Bootlegging By Ashley, Sam N, and Colleen Bootlegging is the illegal sales, making, and transportation of alcohol to one place (like the US) from another place
(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
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