Essay on Al Capone

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Alphonse "Scar Face" Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, to an immigrant family. He was born with type O blood. People supposedly born with O type blood tend to have the drive to succeed in leadership quality. They are strong, certain, and powerful, as will be seen later. However Al Capones leadership was taken to the extreme. (4 Blood Types, 4 Diets Eat Right 4 Your Type)
     Certainly many Italian immigrants like immigrants of all nationalities, frequently came to the new world with very few assets. Many were peasants escaping lack of opportunity in rural Italy. When they came to America they ended up as laborers, because they could not speak or write English. This was not the case with
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There is not a question that exposure would help him as the head of criminal empire.(The Mafia Encyclopedia)
     At the age of five in 1904, he went to public school on seven Adams street. Educational prospects for Italian children were very poor. The school system was deeply prejudice against them and did not encourage a higher education, However, Al did quite well in school until the sixth grade when his steady record of B’s deteriorated rapidly. At fourteen, he lost his temper at the teacher; she hit him and he hit her back. He was expelled and never went to school again.
     About this time his family moved from their house on Navy street to 21 Garfield Place. This move had a huge influence on Capone, because he would later meet his wife Mae and gangster Johnny Torrio there.
     A few blocks away from Al’s house was the headquarters of one of the most successful gangsters on the East coast. Johnny Torrio was a new breed of gangsters, among other members were Lucky Luciano. (Comptons New Century Encyclopedia) Torrio was physically small, learning early in life on the street that brains, ingenuity and the ability to make alliances were critical to survival. Torrio was a role model for many boys in the community. Capone, like many other boys his age, earned pocket money by running errands for Johnny Torrio. Capone himself

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