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The Similarities and Differences of Al Capone and Meyer Lansky In the 1920s American lifestyle changed dramatically Prohibition became a very big deal in America which led to an uprising in crime Illegal businesses including bootlegging gambling prostitution and being hit men were big time money makers The uprising of organized crime led by mobsters ran the show when it came to these illegal activities This organized crime was the Mafia one of the most powerful groups in the history of America besides the American Government and among them the Italian Mafioso and the Jewish gangsters were two of the most powerful crime groups When you hear of the term Public Enemy Number One Alphonse Capone comes to mind He is recognized worldwide as the infamous Chicago Gangster Capone began his career in Boston Mass as an apprentice to Johnny Torro a member of the Mafia Instinctively Capone was a heartless killer He believed that a gun was a solution to all problems Capone mixed very well with political business and social figures After years passed of learning the trades of the mafia Capone took over the city of Chicago Meyer Lansky is known as the godfather of the National Crime Syndicate He was a Jew from Grodno Poland who was involved with the Mafia in America Most people think of the Mafia to include only Italians which mainly is true but Lansky was very involved trusted and respected by the Italian Mafiosos In fact Lucky Luciano an Italian mobster would say that other followers should always listen to him Meyer Lansky was known as a money man and everyone listened to him because it paid off Besides Capone and Lansky being involved with the Mafia they were close to Lucky Luciano the successful mob leader of New York which helped them along the way for their success They were also major business men money was everything While Capone was
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