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Transcript of Gangsters: 1920s
Became well-known in the 1920s because of the 18th Amendment
Gangsters surely took part in illegal acts, and they were the most common people of the 1920's to do this. It was these men who dominated numerous cities In 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution banned the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption.
Many gangs sold alcohol illegally for huge profit
Used violence to stake turf and protect their interest.
Police and politicians were paid off to ensure continued operation. The 18th Amendement Criminals who are members of an organized crime group called "gang", who work together in order to complete more complex criminal actions than an individual crime could do. What are Gangsters ? What did the Gangs do ? The head of the gang had to plan his operations in order not to be discovered
Their goal was to sell as much alcohol as possible without being discovered.
They hid alcohol in trucks, abandoned buildings and closed factories to later sell it to an illegal place or wealthy customer. Chicago Chicago experienced a significant increase in organized crime violence in the twenties.
One of the most famous "Gangsters" during this time period and probably of all time was Al Capone. He essentially got his fame from selling illegal liquor and prostitution.
Corruption was so high in Chicago that Al Capone's organization gained about 100 million dollars annually. Arnold Rothstein
Arnold Rothstein was considered the real-life image of the Great Gatsby. He brought most of the underground activities to Manhattan.He provided speakeasies, show girls, drugs and more. there. Frank Costello
He was best known for the way he settled business with no force. No people hurt, little detection and getting things done is what brought him into the high ranks of the U.S mafia. He was considered a genius when it came to making money. he ran part of the smuggling game, politics and even gambling. Al Capone Born on January 17, 1899
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Al Capone was the main that gave Chicago
the reputation of being a lawless City Popular Weapons Of The 1920s M10 Police Revolver 442 Revolver Thompson 1927 Colt M1911 Pump Action Shotgun When Capone was given an 11 year prison sentence, he said, laughing, “All I ever did was supply a demand,” Known to have vast quantities of money, fame, nice clothes, women, cars and homes.