Al Capone Essay, Research Paper
U.S. History P.4
Decade of the 20?s
AL ?SCARFACE? CAPONE
Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn New York of an immigrant family. Capone quit school after he had finished the sixth grade and associated with many notorious gangs in the city. Al Capone was famous for being America?s best-known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920?s Prohibition era. He grew up in a very rough and dangerous part of town and was a member of two street gangs. Between al?s frauds, he was a store clerk, a pinboy in a bowling alley, and a cutter in a bookbindery. As soon as he could, Capone was back out in Manhattan with another gang called the Five Point?s gang. Scarface, Capone?s nickname was made by a confrontation at Harvard In where he bartended. In 1918, Capone met a young lady named Mary Coughlin at a dance, which soon came to be the mother of his child on December 4th that year. They named their son Albert ?Sonny? Francis.
Al Capone was known for being the leader of Chicago. Any Drug, Alcohol, or murder that went down in Chicago you knew Capone was in it. Capone was in and out of jails, prisons and penitentiaries his whole life. He lived like a king everywhere he went and everyone knew who he was. That all ended for Capone when he was sent Alcatraz from Atlanta. He knew he had known chance in there. Letters sent to Alcatraz were monitored and written again by the guards, only one visitor a month and it was on a island were know one could just walk up to and be let in. The Valentine Massacre was one of the biggest crimes Capone said to have been associated with. Until this day, they do not know who all was involved but it was the bloodiest murder scene ever. Men were lined up against a garage and all blown away not a living soul in sight, (that?s what the killers thought.). One man lived for one day and to the police they thought this would be there way to catch Capone. When they questioned the man he quoted he could not answer and died immediately after that. Capone was never caught for that murder. Many years later Al ?Scarface? Capone did die of a disease, was well remembered by many people in the world, and will always be the number one gangster in the history.