The Adventures of Bonnie and Clyde

By: Raquel Carrillo, Samah Khan, and Arwa Gangardiwala

Background Information

Bonnie Parker

  • Born on October 1, 1910 in Rowena Texas
  • Did well in school; loved poetry
  • Decided to drop out of school
  • Married Roy Thorton
  • Worked as a waitress during the Great Depression

Clyde Barrow

  • Born March 24, 1909 in Telico, Texas
  • Parents were tenant farmers
  • Moved to West Dallas
  • He was a criminal before he met Bonnie
  • Stole things like cars and turkey
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Bonnie and Clyde Meet

  • Bonnie and Clyde met at a friend's house
  • They fell in love
  • A few weeks later, Clyde was captured
  • Bonnie smuggled him a gun, and Clyde escaped
  • Clyde was recaptured a week later

Bonnie Becomes A Criminal

  • Clyde was released during the Great Depression
  • Jobs weren't easy to find
  • Bonnie went with hime on his first steal after release
  • A murder happened, and Bonnie was taken to jail
  • In jail, Bonnie decided that she would stay with Clyde because of loyalty

The Crime Spree

  • They thought crime would be the solution for their financial problems.

  • Soon after meeting Bonnie at a mutual friend’s home, Clyde was sent to jail for burglary. He’d obviously made an impression on Bonnie, as she smuggled him a gun and aided his escape and they ran away to start their crime spree.

  • Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker soon created the Barrow gang that caused terror all through the South.

  • They robbed banks, hardware stores, gas stations numerous cars.

  • They often shot and either wounded or murdered many officers that got in the way.

  • To help them avoid capture, Clyde would change cars frequently (by stealing a new one) and changed license plates even more frequently.

  • For the next two years, Bonnie and Clyde drove and robbed across five states: Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, and New Mexico. They usually stayed close to the border to, that police at that time could not cross state borders to follow a criminal.

  • Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow killed thirteen people and 7 were officers.

The End of the Journey

  • Bonnie and Clyde died on May 23 1934
  • Louisiana officers and Texas Rangers created this trap
  • Bonnie and Clyde were driving along a road in Bienville Parish, LA
  • The ambush was near Sailes, LA

  • The officers shot a total of 167 bullets at the car
  • The shooting took about two minutes
  • Bonnie was 23 and Clyde was 25 when they were killed
Seven weeks before the ambush, the two outlaws made their last crime five days after Easter of that year. Their last killing was on an officer and took a second one hostage. Eventually Bonnie released him after she told him to tell the public that she did not smoke cigars.
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Bonnie and Clyde - Trailer - (1967)