Al Capone




        Alcohol Smuggling during the 1920’s
“Everyone calls me a racketeer, but I call myself a business man”
The Eighteenth Amendment
   1919
   Prohibited the
    manufacturing, sale and
    transportation of alcoholic
    bever...
Al Capone and Prohibition
 In 1919, Al Capone moved     He became the leader of
  to Chicago                    the rapi...
The process of alcohol smuggling
 Counterfeiting prescriptions
  and liquor licenses
 Creation of secret breweries
  wit...
Violence in Capone’s Business
 Al Capone was not afraid to
  take violent measures to
  protect his business
 Around 800...
Al Capone as a business man
 Al Capone and his gang              Al Capone presented
  obtained a monopoly over         ...
The End of Capone’s Business Career
                   In 1931, Capone was sent
                    to prison for income-...
Works Cited
   http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/533/al_capone_double.jpg
   http://moretimespace.files.wordpress.com/...
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  1. 1. Al Capone Alcohol Smuggling during the 1920’s “Everyone calls me a racketeer, but I call myself a business man”
  2. 2. The Eighteenth Amendment  1919  Prohibited the manufacturing, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages  Chicago voted six to one against the amendment  People in Chicago were outraged by the passing of the passing of the amendment
  3. 3. Al Capone and Prohibition  In 1919, Al Capone moved  He became the leader of to Chicago the rapidly evolving bootleg  Capone quickly became the operation to smuggle moss boss of the Five alcohol to the people of Points Gang Chicago  Bootlegging was successful because there was a large demand for alcohol even though it was illegal
  4. 4. The process of alcohol smuggling  Counterfeiting prescriptions and liquor licenses  Creation of secret breweries with elaborate security systems to avoid police detection  Al Capone developed good relationships with powerful politicians and was able to sway voters into voting for the candidate who would tolerate his alcohol smuggling business
  5. 5. Violence in Capone’s Business  Al Capone was not afraid to take violent measures to protect his business  Around 800 gangsters were killed in disputes between alcohol sales and Al Capone and his gang are suspected to have contributed to 200 of those in Chicago alone  In 1929, during infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, seven member of a rival gang were shot and killed by Capone’s gang.
  6. 6. Al Capone as a business man  Al Capone and his gang  Al Capone presented obtained a monopoly over himself as “a well-to-do the alcohol smuggling businessman rather than a operation in Chicago during shady racketeer” and was the prohibition era “more ruthless than any  Al Capone had a large other moss boss at the clientele from the rich to the time” poor  He was successful because he received admiration from a large part of the Chicago community including city and government officials
  7. 7. The End of Capone’s Business Career  In 1931, Capone was sent to prison for income-tax evasion  It is estimated that Capone made around 50 million dollars before being sent to prison.  Al Capone will always be remembered as one of the most infamous gangsters and businessman in American history
  8. 8. Works Cited  http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/533/al_capone_double.jpg  http://moretimespace.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/prohibition.jpg  http://www.albany.edu/~wm731882/finnishprohibition.jpg  http://www.thegreatdepression.co.uk/wp-content/img/proibihition.JPG  http://www.chicagohs.org/history/capone/gif/massacre.jpg  http://properlyscared.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/al-capone.jpg  http://www.blavish.com/wp- content/uploads/2006/04/Al%20Capone%20Court.jpg

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