Prohibition and The Great Depression

By PMM17
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    Prohibition and The Great Depression

  • 18th Amendment Proposed

    Congress proposes the 18th Amendment to the Constitution (Prohibition)
  • Capone Becomes Scarface

    After making a rude comment about a woman in a bar one night, capoe got slashed in the face by a knife. The attacker was the woman's enraged brother, Frank Galluccio Precice day may not be acurate
  • 18th Amendment Ratified

    On January 16th, 1919, Nebraska became the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it a law.
  • Capone comes to Chicago

    In 1919, Capone comes to Chicago to work for gang leader and old friend, John Torrino. *precise day may not be acurate
  • Prohibition goes into effect

    One year after its ratification in Congress, the United States goes dry.
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  • Torrino takes over gang

    After the leader of the gang, Jim Colosimo, was murdered, Torrino becomes the gang's leader. Soon thereafter, Capone became his second-in-command. With the change of command, the gang got into the bootlegging business. *precise day may not be acurate
  • Dillinger's First Crime

    Dillinger is sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison. In prison, he becomes very bitter. Precice date may not be acurate.
  • Capone Gets Control

    After Torrio was almost killed in an assination attempt, he fled to his home in Florida. Capone then assumed control of the gang. Precise day may not be acurate.
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre

    Considered by many to be the most violent event in Capone's career, the St. Valentines Massacre was the killeing of seven rival gang members. On Valentines Day in 1929, several thugs from Capone's gang staged a "police raid" at a rival gang's wharehouse. The thugs dressed up as cops and put seven men up on a wall. They then opened fire on the men with Thompson submachineguns, killing all seven. No one had ever seen anything like it.
  • Capone's First Prison

    Capone is convicted of carrying a gun and is sentenced to ten months in a Philadelphia prison.
  • The Great Depression Starts

    October 29, 1929 the market crashes, disrupting the US economy.
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    The Great Depression

  • Alcatraz Time

    Capone is found guilty of tax evasion and is sentenced to eleven years at the newly opened Alcatraz Prison.
  • Dillinger's First Bank

    Soon after being paroled from an earlier sentence, Dillinger robbed an Ohio bank. Precice date may not be acrate.
  • Escape Number 1

    After being arrested for the Ohio job, Dillinger's friends, while disguised, came in and broke him out. They killed the sheriff in the process.
  • Prohibition Repealed

    On December 5, 1933 Congress passes the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition.
  • Dillinger's Second Bank

    Dillinger robs First National Bank of East Chicago, Indiana and kills an officer in the process. Precise day may not be acurate
  • Dillinger Arrested Again

    Dillinger is arrested after fire breaks out in his hotel. One of the firemen recognizes him and turns him in.
  • Escape Number Two

    Dillinger escapes prison in Crown Point by scaring the guards with a wooden gun he had whittled. He also stole two submachineguns. In his Escape, he took a sheriffs car. This violated a federal law, putting out a national manhunt for him.
  • Dillinger's Station Robbery

    Dillinger, along with Homer Van Meter, stole guns and bulletproof vests from a warsaw police station. Precice date ma not be acurate
  • Dillinger is Dead

    Dillinger is ambushed by FBI agents outside of a theater and is killed while trying to escape. The FBI tip came from one of Dillinger's friends, Ana Cumpanas.
  • Capone is Out of Prison

    After paying all taxes ad fines, Capone was released fom Alcatraz. He spent the Rest of his days in Florida.
  • End of Great Depression

    The United States declares war on Japan, causing a spark in the economy and ending the Great Depression.