The Roaring Twenties
The Brightside and the Darksides
Revival of the KKK
The Valentine Massacre is a 1929 murder of seven mob members over the control of Chicago. The two sides were mad at each other for taking their customers when they would bootleg alcohol. They were lined up against a wall and shot them. Two were dressed a police offers and pretend to arrest the others that shot the men. These men often even controlled the police by paying them off. This created more problems because these groups could get away with whatever they wanted. These groups brought a lot of violence to Chicago and this city is now one of the most violent in the US. They fought often who controlled the streets and was able to sell alcohol at them time. They created many problems and made people scared or fearful of the group. They were not afraid to kill their competition if that what it took to make the money.
Sports in the 1920's
In the 1920’s sports really started to take off. Sports were getting lots of promotion do to the radio and being able to broadcast games. In the 1920's sports changed a lot now knowing that they can make lots of money. People in the 1920's and had money to spend on entertainment so why not go watch a sporting event. Lots of the great players started to get more attention like Babe Ruth in baseball. This was definitely a positive effect because it was good for the economy and good for entertainment. They started to change they way sports are even played now with superstar and ton of spectators. This brought lots of money to the cities and brought lots of more travelers to follow their favorite sports teams. It gave other cities and places the ideas to start other sports organizations which are still around to day.
Al Capone was a notorious gangster in Chicago. Al Capone started off as a bodyguard in a gang called the Five Point Gangs. He was a gangster in Chicago that controlled many people and places. He was a very very rich man. He was the head man that supplied alcohol to people in Chicago. If he had any competition he would send people after them to kill them. He was the alpha male of his group and told the members what to do. Him and his group of pals were related to a lot of crime and mischief that happened during this time. Al Capone got away with a lot of this crime because the police were often payed or to scared to even confront the group. When he grew older he had a lot of money which he donated to various charity's helpong out thousands of people. This changed many peoples views on the man.