Essays Tagged: "Johnny Torrio"

A MLA paper for the life of Al Capone. Includes works cited and orks consulted.

ardsley). As time progressed, Capone began to get closer to a local gangster, this man was known as Johnny Torrio:A breed of gangster, a pioneer in the development of a modern criminal enterprise. Tor ... ne would go on to be the2a criminal czar that he ultimately became.Al Capone became one of a few of Johnny Torrio most trusted people. Torrio had trusted Capone so much he recommended him "to one of t ...

(4 pages) 200 0 3.0 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The life and accomplishments of Al Capone during the prohibition era in the 1920s.

rohibition amendment took place, Al Capone was requested to move to Chicago by Colosimo mob leader, Johnny Torrio (Bergreen 14).Eventually Capone made his way up the ranks to the head of the gang, hav ...

(10 pages) 131 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Expansion of Organized Crime.

rtune for them. These men, who included the likes of Alphonse "Scarface" Capone, Dion O'Banion, and Johnny Torrio, were members of various organized crime groups, who rebelled against the government b ... reme acts of violence to acquire what they sought after.Originally led by Jim Colisimo, and then by Johnny Torrio, the Italian mafia and its violent presence was not made public until Al Capone took o ...

(10 pages) 231 1 4.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Al Capone.

ling the heat from the conflicting group, he moved his family to Chicago. He began to work for John Torrio, an old partner and mentor of Yale. Capone was soon helping to manage Torrio's bootlegging bu ... . Capone was soon helping to manage Torrio's bootlegging business. He quickly gained the respect of Torrio and became his number two man.After being shot by an opposing gang member, Torrio left Chicag ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

To what extent did America "roar" for all Americans in the 1920's?

liquor. He controlled most of the bootlegging business in South Chicago while another gangster John Torrio controlled the whole liquor trade in North Chicago. Rival gangs fought with each other for th ... by gangsters was Chicago, where the Mayor 'Big Bill' Thompson was known to be a close associate of Torrio and his new partner, who would become one of the best-known gangsters of all time, Al Capone. ...

(23 pages) 182 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Al Capone: Scarface

ch lead to his nickname "Scarface".Capone later went on to work for Frankie Yale's old mentor, John Torrio. Torrio noticed Capone's potential, strength, and intelligence. Soon Capone was helping Torri ... , and intelligence. Soon Capone was helping Torrio manage his bootlegging business. Capone was made Torrio's right-hand man; and together, they controlled saloons, gambling houses, and brothels.It was ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Al capone

Pointers". The "Five Pointers" was the most powerful gang in New York city. The gang was headed by Johnny Torrio, and was made up of over 1,500 thugs who specialized in burglary, extortion, robbery, ... ater Albert Francis Capone was born to the couple. At the same time this was going on, in New York, Johnny Torrio moved his operations to Chicago. Torrio's prospects in New York looked low because Cap ...

(6 pages) 40 1 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Al Capone

ed in crime at an early age. He was a member of the Five Points gang in New York, then recruited by Johnny Torrio at the age of 22 to be his partner in his Chicago business. Capone then took over as m ... the mob boss of the south side uneasy about entering the liquor rackets, was shot to death, leaving Johnny Torrio as boss with Al Capone his right hand man. Together, Torrio and Capone expanded Coloss ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Al Capone, The Real 'Scarface'.

ess from Canada to Florida." Capone got his start in the Chicago area from feared underworld figure Johnny Torrio, an Italian immigrant who most likely was connected to the Sicilian mob. In 1920 when ...

(4 pages) 65 3 4.6 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Al Capone Essay.

rs and the Forty Thieves Juniors.Al Capone was introduced to the criminal world through a man named Johnny Torrio, whom was the first modern fraudster. Torrio owned an office nearby Al's neighborhood ... tack, which forced him to return to Chicago. In Chicago, Al met back up with his previous employer, Johnny Torrio. Torrio had moved his business to Chicago in hopes of greater fortunes, and invited Ca ...

(5 pages) 28 0 1.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Alphonse Capone - a short history

the biggest force in organized crime. He started his career of crime in Boston, as an apprentice to Johnny Torrio. That is where he earned the unforgettable nickname "Scarface." It was in a bar when C ... Capone did not become a leader until he went to Chicago. At the time he was still an apprentice to Johnny Torrio.In the midst of the gang violence and bootlegging was Chicago. Chicago was a great pla ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Al Capone Personal Narrative

I need to get out of town until things cool off. He set me up with one of his partners in Chicago, Johnny Torrio, for work, and even a nice, unassuming little house in the suburbs where I could lay l ... o years I became his second in command, controlling most of the bootlegging and prostitution, since Johnny was too old to keep track of the intricate dealings of our business. (Capone) I decided from ...

(6 pages) 16 1 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

O'Banion and McErlane - Chicago's Other Tough Guys

f Chicago. O'Banion ran much of the bootlegging in the northern Chicago areas not controlled by the Torrio-Capone outfit. O'Banion's gang included famed gangsters Hymie Weiss and George "Bugs" Moran. ... g. O'Banion's gang often hijacked lesser gangs shipments which created friction between him and the Torrio-Capone organization. He would hijack shipments of booze and then store it to be delivered to ...

(10 pages) 21 0 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Al Capone

full advantage of the money making opportunities that prohibition offered. The most innovative were Johnny Torrio, Lucky Luciano, and Alphonse Capone. The three began as a Street gang in Brooklyn. Tor ...

(2 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

An American Test

es Juniors, and the Five Point Juniors. Despite his connection with the gangs and infamous gangster Johnny Torrio, he was responsible enough to do his chores and go to work. But why his future ends up ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Al capone : the myth, the legend

first job. Capone was a role model to many of the boys in the community. He worked for a man named Johnny Torrio. He ran errands, and got paid for it, so he had pocket change. Torrio was a new type o ... Frank were not as well-known as Al. This was because Al was the only one working for Torrio. Johnny Torrio moved to Chicago, when 1909 came around. Since he moved, Capone started getting into o ...

(6 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Al Capone

neighborhood he would meet people who would have the most influence on his future: his wife Mae and Johnny Torrio. A few blocks from his house was the headquarters of one of the most successful ... ocks from his house was the headquarters of one of the most successful gangsters on the East Coast, Johnny Torrio. He was a new breed of gangster, a new comer in the development of a modern criminal e ...

(12 pages) 30 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Al Capone         Al Capone is one of the most famous

she had hit him. Capone then joined the James Street Gang, a tough gang of young teenagers, run by Johnny Torrio. Torrio himself would soon become a founding member of the Chicago Mob. The James Stre ...

(4 pages) 685 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Life and Legend 2 The Life and Legend of Al

and nurturing upbringing he chose a life of crime under the influence of the accomplished gangster Johnny Torrio. Al Capone's defiant attitude towards authority resulted in him becoming one of Americ ... rary.com/capone/caponemain.htm). In the new area where Capone moved he was introduced to his mentor Johnny Torrio. Capone started off running small errands for Johnny Torrio and doing this Capo ...

(6 pages) 582 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Evolution of an Organized Crime Group

t two of the people who would have a huge impact on his life, his future wife, Mae and the gangster Johnny Torrio. Johnny Torrio was a pioneer in the development of the modern Criminal Enterprise. He ... the modern Criminal Enterprise. He transformed racketeering into a type of corporate structure and Johnny Torrio taught young Al very valuable lessons which he would never forget, and that were the f ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis