Essay on Al Capone Biography

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“When I sell liquor, they call it bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, they call it hospitality.”-Al Capone [Woog, 25]
Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters during the 1920’s. He was a self-made business man. He had a ready smile and a quick handshake, which if you did not play your cards right, could turn out to be fatal. It took 500 gangland murders to make Capone the boss of Chicago. He was public enemy number one. Capone single handedly gave Chicago the nickname “The Lawless City.”
Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 17, 1899. He grew up in a very rough neighborhood and
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He had everything to do with anything that involved gambling, sex, or alcohol.
Once Capone had everything he wanted in Chicago, he realized he was highly disliked by the whole country because he began to hear comments on the street and in the newspapers. Although he often did business with Capone, the mayor William “Big Bull” Hale Thompson, wanted Capone out of Chicago because Capone was bad for Thompson’s political image. So the mayor hired a new police chief to run Capone out of the city, and he personally saw Capone out of the city. Capone looked all over for a new location and he decided to move to an estate in Palm Island, Florida in 1928.
Once Capone was out of the city, attempts on Capone’s life were becoming regular but he had connections with newspapers and policemen so he quickly found out about the plots. He, on the other hand, was very discrete and clever about his murders. He would always have an alibi, because he himself would rarely do the murdering.
His most notorious murder was the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. On February 14, 1928, four of Capone’s men entered a garage of the Main Liquor warehouse for bootlegger George “Bugs” Moran’s North Side Gang. When the men entered the garage two of Capone’s men were dressed as police officers and therefore the North Side Gang dropped their weapons. When they did Capone’s gang murdered them

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