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    The American mafia arose through the Italians coming to America. The American Mafia, started as an Italian-American organized-crime network. The mafia operated through many cities across the United States. Since immigrants mainly came through New York, Italian American gangs rose to power through its success in the 1920s Prohibition era (the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment, www.thefreedictionary.com).

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    INTRODUCTION Since their beginning, American society has been fascinated with the gangster lifestyle and the American Mafia is no exception to this trend. Mafia themed movies such as Scarface and Goodfellas have proven to be timeless classics. However, the American Mafia goes deeper than the media shows. While they do have the same name, the American Mafia is a group of Italian Americans and is not directly affiliated with the original Sicilian Mafia. The American Mafia is a highly organized and complex

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    wondering how mafia makes big time money, this is all you need to know. Mafia is playing a big role in the American society, which is increasing the rates of crimes. The business of mafia are protection, alcohol, robbery, illegal gambling, prostitution, loan sharking and drug trafficking. Protection: When a store owner or an person paid money to a certain branch of the mafia for protection, a partnership was created between the two groups that have responsibilities. The mafia was to protect

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    concept to life within the Mafia from their point of view. Doing so, creating a positive association. Yet within Italy, the same topic contains a complete different view. Movies such as I Cento Passi demonstrate unenthusiastic view by those whom are outside yet negatively affected by those members. Unlike American films, the gangsters are not as often viewed at the protagonist and are the main causes for the problematic events. But how different is Italian Mafia and American

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    The American Mafia, commonly known as the mafia, is an Italian-American criminal society. The American Mafia had the greatest impact among any criminal organization on the United States throughout its history. The business aspect, structure, and sense of “family” the mafia lived by were extremely strong and contributed to the success they have had. The shows mafia direct ties to United States Government branches, both on a small and large scale, and in both, good and bad ways. Also, the American

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    History of the American Mafia Imagine living in a world where crime ruled. A world where gangsters were more powerful than politicians, owned the police, and ran the city in whatever way they felt. They robbed whom they wanted and killed when they didn't get their way. Now stop imagining and realize that this happened here in the United States of America in the 1920's. It was run by an organization made up mainly of Italians called the Mafia. The word Mafia itself has many meanings

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    When one thinks about organized crime in the United States, an infamous group always comes to mind, the American Mafia. What many people are unaware of is the official name for one of the major organized criminal syndicates in the United States is La Cosa Nostra, “Our Thing” being its literal translation ("History of La Cosa Nostra"). Originating from Sicily, Mafia-like factions emerged in places such as Harlem and Brooklyn in New York and even in Chicago; these neighborhoods were impoverished with

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    The Sicilian Mafia was the first of its kind, originating in the late 19th century. It set the precedent for other mafia organizations that later developed all over the world. The American Mafia started in the early 1900’s, with prohibition and prostitution playing a big role in its dominance. In addition, it is important to know that the American Mafia was a completely different group from the Sicilian Mafia, however, the American Mafia did use some of their traditions. Although the groups worked

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    During the early 1900s, specifically the 1920s, organizations involved in sophisticated crime arose and lived on for decades, influencing American progress and culture. These organizations came to be known as the American Mafia, the Italian Mafia, or the Italian Mob. These “families”, as they were called, sprung up in large cities all across the United States. The mob progressed quickly in America, developing from the simplest of crimes to methodical, organized illegal activity. The method of structure

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    The term “Mafia phenomenon” delineates the significance of the indefinite number of networks within US society, advocating particular values and conventions cultivated by the Italian “mafiositá”. “La Cosa Nostra”, the phrase etymologised by America meaning “Our concern” is an organisation with it’s roots in the Sicilian Mafia. The organisation rose to prominence in the beginning of the nineteenth century by conducting a large scale immigration to the United States, particularly to the cities of New

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