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The Prohibition Movement Used by everybody repudiated by nobody and that it came forth in society like the Egyptian angel of death commissioned to slay if not the first the fairest born in every family Encarta 98 These words by Abraham Lincoln summed up the Drys attitude towards the Prohibition movement The Drys were very big supporters of Prohibition and being sober The Wets wanted Prohibition to end Prohibition brought about the rise of organized crime and crime bosses This rise in crime glamorized violence and crime which America to identified with The rise in crime because of Prohibition saw the beginning of the crime boss They were the leaders of certain groups or gangs of bootleggers thieves and murderers The crime bosses became glamorized and were usually recognizable People didnt stop the bosses because they were charismatic and friendly to their friends and not enemies Some famous crime bosses were Chester Lemare Maxie Hoff Dion OBanion and probably the most infamous was Al Capone On the outside these men were friendly approachable and kind But the real men were the ones who many of their enemies saw They were ruthless killers They might not have been the ones killing in some cases but they told people who to kill Their charisma is illusrated by Schoenberg as he describes Dion OBanion Dion never acted tough His habit of calling even enemies swell fellows mirrored an ingrained cheeriness and courtesy He was an indefatigable handshaker and backslapper though never at the same time at least one hand stayed free to go for one of the three gun pockets tailored into his clothes Hintz 109 This quote shows that these crime bosses were always cautious and they didnt trust anyone even their best of friends One man that became very large because of Prohibition was a fellow name Al Capone He grew up in Chicago and ran his racket there Chicago was always a
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