- Selling alcohol became a big buisness and gansters operating from big cities controlled much of the trade.
- They supplied the booze, set up speakeasies and set up ' protection rackets ' thretening to damage property unless they paid the gang money to protect it.
- The most famous gangster was Al Capone
- He gained control of Chicago by bribing local officials, the police and politicians.
- He didn't fear arrest and operated openly.
- He employed up to 1000 men in a sort…