Al Capone

America's best known gangster

Who was Al Capone?

Al Capone was a very successful business man who own saloons, gambling houses and brothels during the Prohibition Era. He was also a well known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order. He was the mastermind behind the 1929 St. Valentines Day massacre when his men shot off 150 bullets into seven men, killing six of the seven men. Even though Al was responsible for dozens of deaths using his own hands in the 1920's, he also was loyal and and a great sense of honor. He opened the first soup kitchen during the stock market crash in 1929 and ordered merchants to give clothes and meals to the needy in his expense. Who would've known that America's best known gangster had such a giving heart?

How did Al Capone impact society?

Al impacted society with his businesses which brought a lot to the Prohibition Era. He encouraged ignoring boundaries completely and doing everything in life for money and fun. His gang was also very notorious during this time, and was feared by everybody, including law enforcement. He was a icon for the wealthy and gang members.
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1. Why did Al Capone drop out of school at the age of 14?

2.How did Al get the scars on his cheeks?

3.What was Capone's sons name?