Prohibition in Chicago

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    Prohibition In Chicago

  • Al Cpone

    Al Cpone
    The advent of Prohibition in the United States in the 1920s led to an underground world of bootlegging (sale of alcohol) and the possibility for big money. Al Capone’s childhood friend Johnny Torrio took a large interest in bootlegging. In 1910, Torrio left the Mulberry Bend district of Brooklyn to try his luck at bootlegging in Chicago.
  • The Race Roit

    The Race Roit
    The Race Riot in Chicago in the summer of 1919 left 38 dead, including twenty three black men and boys; and 537 injured, of whom 342 were black, and hundreds homeless. Race riots in other Midwestern and northern cities took place about the same time, as social tensions were aggravated by economic and labor problems after the World War I armistice.
  • Prohibition

    The illegalization of alcohol (consumption and manufacture) was passed into law at a national level in 1919 and enacted in 1920.
  • Rise of the bootleggers

    Rise of the bootleggers
    The rise of bootleggers such as Al Capone in Chicago highlight the darker side of prohibition.
  • Elliot Ness

    Elliot Ness
    Elliot Ness begins in earnest to tackle violators of prohibition and Al Capone's gang in Chicago.
  • St.Valentine's Day Massacre

    St.Valentine's Day Massacre
    Capone's gand lined up 7 men, 2 were dressed up as police officers. Four of the victims were Moran gangsters, but the seventh dead man was Dr. Reinhardt Schwimmer, an optician who cavorted with criminals for thrills. Capone's men slaughtered them except 1 survived.Moran survived the massacre, he was finished as a big criminal. And all of this blood jus because gang warfare over the control of illegal beer and whiskey distribution.
  • End of Prohibition

    End of Prohibition
    The 21st amendment was passed repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol.