Gangsters in the 1920s

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Subject Area:History

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It was one of the most notorious gangsters in the 1920's because it was believed to encompass revered gangsters. Their way of making money was easier and fast, and bootlegging alcohol was the main business that yielded huge profits because alcohol was prohibited in the 1920's (Adamson & Christopher 38). Besides, gambling was another form of business activity that paid off, where stations used to sanction gambling all over cities. What's more, battering and prostitution were crimes that were used to make earnings by the gangsters. Arguably, the prohibition during this era was mainly to heighten population health of the whole country, reduce the burden of paying huge taxes in prisons, and to eliminate overall social problems. There was also the emergence of most organized criminals like the European crime syndicates and the American mobsters, who thrived in the eyes of the justice system.

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During the era, the headliners were just Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Bonnie and Clyde. Everything that was to be fixed by Prohibition shifted away, with violations increasing by 102%. Drunkenness and disorderly conduct were reported to rise by 41%, while arrest for drunkenness by drivers rose by 81%. Robberies increased by 10% while battering increased by 14%. Gangsters ensured the change of the atmosphere to a lawlessness and disrespectful laws, as they fought to ensure they retain the control of many businesses that gave them a huge amount of money. Resultantly, in Chicago, 200 gang members were reported between 1926 and 1930, with the most famous case of St Valentine's Day Massacre occurring in 1929 (Lantzer & Jason 81). As the members of Al Capone eliminated the gang from the Bug's Moran North, they literary disguised policemen in the Moran's headquarters and the whole operation led to thousand loss of lives (Davies & Andrew 97).

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As if that was not enough, as violence, liquor supply, and crime intensified, so was unemployment. Perhaps, the main reason behind this notion was because everyone who was working in a liquor store, vineyard, distillery, winery, and the bar was left without employment. The aim of this article was to explore some of the impacts that were caused by gangsters in the 1920s, which has successfully being explored. As it has been perceived through this study, the reason for the Prohibition was because some stated had already repealed the act via their own legislation, and this caused the emergence of some reforms that would take action on heightening population health of the whole country, reducing the burden of paying huge taxes in prisons, and eliminating overall social problems.

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In addition, the emergence of black market ensured the control of each and every trade, and this diverted the police to the prevention of alcohol consumption and this led to mass killing as criminal gangs fought each other. The state of health deteriorated because of poor alcohol quality, with many becoming sick and other dying from alcohol poisoning that had risen by 400%. Even with a great idea to revolt, prohibition was an absolute failure, which was finally abolished by the government. Beshears, Laura. "Honorable style in dishonorable times: American gangsters of the 1920s and 1930s. " The Journal of American Culture 33. Bulmer, Martin. "The methodology of The taxi-dance hall: An early account of Chicago ethnography from the 1920s. Lantzer, Jason S. "Al Capone and His American Boys: Memoirs of a Mobster's Wife by William J.

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