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The Great Depression had strong effects on many families in the early 1900s Many people were left with out jobs or homes Most unemployed workers turned to the West such as California to search for new jobs to support their families Once they got there they realized that most opportunities had been taken Then there are the others who took matters in their own hands Revolting against the government became a new trend The single greatest leader of illegal scams which defied the United States government was Al Capone Al Capone was born on January 17 1899 in Brooklyn New York Baptized Alphonse Capone by his father Gabriele and his mother Teresina Capone was the first of his family to be born in America He grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors Capone at age fourteen was expelled from school when he physically lost his temper with his teacher He never went to school again Between scams he was a clerk in a candy store a pin boy in a bowling alley and a cutter in a bookbindery At age eighteen Capone became part of the notorious Five Points gang in Manhattan and worked as a bouncer and a bartender in the Harvard Inn owned by gangster Frankie Yale While working at the Inn Capone insulted a beautiful lady and was attacked by her brother This was where Capone received the infamous facial scars which lead to his nickname Scarface Capone later went on to work for Frankie Yales old mentor John Torrio Torrio noticed Capones potential strength and intelligence Soon Capone was helping Torrio manage his bootlegging business Capone was made Torrios right-hand man and together they controlled saloons gambling houses and brothels It wasnt until rival gang members shot Torrio that Capone inherited the outfit and became boss To keep the neighbors suspicions down Capone posed as a
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