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Al Capone U.S History PowerPoint

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Devonte Winston

on 17 May 2013

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Transcript of Al Capone U.S History PowerPoint

Al " Scarface " Capone Topic Sentence Social Implications The End What social, political, and economic impact did the 1920s have on the United States? Major Event in 1920 Al Capone was a notorious gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago during the 1920s. "Normalcy" returned to politics in the wake of hyper-emotional patriotism during World War I, jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood, and Art Deco peaked. Economically, the era saw the large-scale diffusion and use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity, unprecedented industrial growth, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, and significant changes in lifestyle and culture. Political Implications Economic Implications During the growing depression , Al Capone, the notorious gangster from Chicago, established the first soup kitchen. He started it because he wanted to clean up his shady image. Capone`s kitchen served three meals a day to ensure that everyone who had lost a job could get a meal. Al Capone was the first person to help during the Great Depression. He gave jobs to tens of thousands of people was bartenders, card dealers, etc. He opened soup kitchens feeding thousands of people a day and even helped serve the meals. Some people even thought that he did more than Franklin D. Roosevelt to help Chicago out of the Great Depression. Although the Federal government viewed Capone as a gangster, to many people in his city of Chicago, he was a modern-day Robin Hood. Capone was the main reason we have milk expiration dates today. He was known as a big villain, but he also had a big heart and a big checkbook. He is one of the most famous gangsters ever mostly because he never tried to hide his illegal activities. Capone enjoyed publicity and flaunted his power. He did not want to be seen as a villain. The Valentine's Day Massacre was an example of Capone's determination. In the end crime did not pay. With the Prohibition Amendment gone, anyone could sell alcohol. After the St Valentine's day massacre the country became more aware of Capone. Since Capone's time, the number of gangs increased by a lot.
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