The Mafia in the 1920s in the USA

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What was the name of the most famous gangsater?
Al Capone,
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What city did he gain control over and how?
He gained control of Chicago by bribing officers, policeman, judges, agents etc
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How many men did he employ for his private army?
1,000
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How much did he earn for his business activities a year?
$60 million a year,
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There were two rival gangs- one was Al Capones. Who was the other?
George 'bugs' malone
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His associate, Jack 'Machine Gun' and him planned an assassination attempt on Maron. How did he ensure this would be successful?
he discovered the Malone headquarters and hired gunmen from outside Chicago to ensure no-one would recognise them. He also hired lookouts from apartments around. He asl ostole a police car + uniforms.
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When was the assassination and what happened?
On the morning of the 14th February, 1929, around 10:30am, the lookouts notiied the gun man that 'Bugs' Moran was there. The gunmetn climbed into polic car in uniform to the garage and climbed out. They garage people thought it was a polic raid
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When was the assassination and what happened? (2)
and they peacefully did as they were told. They lined up facing the wall and allowed the gunmen to remove weapons. They then open fired and they died. Policeman walked out with the other two gunmen pretending they had staged a raid.
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What went wrong with the assassination?
The lookout mistaked Bugs Malone with another man as he was arriving late and he saw the polie care and stayed away which saved their lives,
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What was the massacre called?
Thr St Valentine Massacre,
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The police were trying to find someone to blame. What was Al Capone and Jack 'machien Gun's excuse?
Al Capone was in Miami with family and Jack has a 'blonde allibi' as he was with a blond girl in a hotel during the time,
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did people think Al Capone was responsible?
yes people knew it and it got al Capone on watch by the Federal Governmetn,
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what did the mafia do after prohibition had finsihed?
They moved into other criminal affairs like drugs to gambling,
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