The Infamous Gangster: Al Capone

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The Infamous Gangster: Al Capone The most infamously known mobster and gangster, Alphonse Capone better known as Al Capone or Scarface, was born in poverty and worked his way up to get power. His mother, Teresina, immigrated from Italy to New York where Al Capone grew up poor. He ended up quitting school and worked in a bowling alley. Al Capone grew up in a bad neighborhood and ended up being a gangster at the age of eight-teen. He then made some choices based on what his gang leader told him. Al Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities occurring in Chicago which gave a sense of a lawless city. He dominated organized crime in the Chicago area from 1925 until 1931. Prohibition led to the bootlegging of liquor and the gang war’s of the 1920s. Al Capone one of the world’s most feared gangster started his life in poverty and ended up making millions from the sell of illegal liquor, prostitution, gambling, and extortion. “But it was Capone’s schooling, both inadequate and brutal at a Catholic institution beset with violence that marred the impressionable young man (A&E Networks Television).” Al Capone did not receive the best education and often looked at violence which he learned, thus bringing Al Capone to thinking about being a gangster. His mindset was in the gutter which then led to a series of tragic events. At age fourteen, Al Capone, was expelled from the school for hitting a female teacher. He never came back to the school the year after. Al Capone
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