By: Chris VanDerzee
Al Capone overview
What did he do?
Pictures of Al Capone
What impact did he have on the U.S. History?
Al Capone was a ruthless gangster who authorized or performed slayings of hundreds of people for example Saint Valentine's Day massacre. But believe it or not, he also had a generous heart. Capone was the first to open soup kitchens to feed the hungry after the Stock Market Crash in 1929. While he committed horrible crimes, he was arrested and convicted for tax evasion. Capone was an inmate on Alcatraz island from 1934 to 1939, a maximum security prison that housed some of the world's most dangerous criminals. But the most important fact was that he was a big part of prohibition and was against it.