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Research Paper Al Capone Scarface The Man and The Legend The notorious Al Capone will always be remembered as Americas most legendary gangster Alphonse Capone born January 17 1899 was the first of his family to be conceived and born in America Bergreen 31 As a result of being a minority at the time Al faced many challenges in life Some believe because of this when he found his opportunity in crime he never looked back He could have been great at anything he did but he chose crime Bergreen 57 Starting with nothing and retiring one of the richest and most powerful men in the United States Al Capone is a true American success story At the time of Als birth there was great anti-Italian prejudice in the United States Despite the fact that both of his parents were skilled tradesmen they never became affluent due to societys dim view of them Bergreen states the youth of Al was largely a response to this climate of anti-Italian prejudice Bergreen 23 Al realized he would not be able to make a decent living with a legitimate job therefore he looked to illegal rackets for his career As a result his ascent to notoriety began Al was a natural trouble maker and as a result of a fist fight with a female teacher in the sixth grade Al was expelled from school Bergreen 36 The schools were notorious for their violence and beatings were common Society deemed Italians unable to be educated anyway and it was expected that the boys quit school and get a job as soon as they were old enough to work Accordingly Al did what was expected of him and dropped out of school in the sixth grade at fourteen years of age Alphonse 1 Therefore all he had to do was hang around the neighborhood and get in trouble Consequently he was said to be a pimp before he
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