Essays Tagged: "bootlegging"

Commercial vices - gambling, prostitution, and drugs

ugs combined.The United States attempted to prohibit alcohol and failed. TheMafia made its money by bootlegging alcohol. The gangsters of the twentiesand thiries were in the alcohol business just as t ... business too. The quality of regulated liquorbecame assured and taxed, not high enough to motivate bootlegging, becamea source of public revenue. Consumption of legal alcohol became onlyslightly grea ...

(2 pages) 101 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

World War 1, 1920, a decade of great recklessness in Social Political, and economic areas of life.

capades, were glorified by the populous. They were made extremely wealthy by their association with bootlegging. Speak Easies were places where intoxicating liquors were purchased and especially consu ...

(4 pages) 146 0 4.1 Aug/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Al capone and the business of crime

ed toChicago for bigger and better things. There Capone had prominencesupremacy as one of the giant bootlegging forerunners. Hiscollected and composed ways, made crime into a business that wesee in to ... have gone hand in hand since the prohibitiondays of Capone. Long before Al Capone became involved inbootlegging, his excitement in life was the economic opportunityof being a gangster on the streets. ...

(5 pages) 186 0 1.6 Feb/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Anne Frank.

rate this quality.In Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby had a notorious reputation for bootlegging. His sudden and immense wealth was acquired through illegal activities associated with g ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A comparison between the 1920's and the 1980's.

result of the lack of enforcement of the Prohibition Act and the creation of an illegal industry of bootlegging an increase in crime transpired. The Prohibitionists hoped that the Volstead Act would d ... on would enhance the difficulty of obtaining alcohol, liquor was actually very easy to acquire. The bootlegging business was so immense that customers could easily obtain alcohol by simply walking dow ...

(6 pages) 113 6 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of symbolism in The Great Gatsby and its representation of 1920s America.

e and era. Gatsby lives in a huge mansion on the "West Egg" of Long Island, paid by the proceeds of bootlegging and other crimes. His friend Nick lives next door in a more modest house. They were both ...

(4 pages) 72 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who is the central character of The Great Gatsby, Nick or Gatsby ? Why ?

he only person seem to take care concerning his funeral. Gatsby is a big personality in the illegal bootlegging business.Who is the central character in the novel ? Gatsby or Nick ?It is hard to say w ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A character analysis of jay gatsby

e in history, the Roaring Twenties to help create Gatsby's character. Gatsby's participation in the bootlegging business, the extravagant parties he throws, and the wealthy, careless lifestyle the Buc ...

(4 pages) 41 0 2.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Social Reform

a did not stop drinking. In fact, if Prohibition was designed to stop amoral behavior it backfired. Bootlegging, the illegal manufacturing and selling of alcohol became incredibly profitable as underg ... credibly profitable as underground bars called speakeasies stocked up on booze for their customers. Bootlegging became its own criminal development leading the establishment of organized crime. Finall ...

(1 pages) 15 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Prohibition in the 1920s

nd alcohol there became much controversy on how to obtain alcohol, therefore many people engaged in bootlegging, the illegal selling of alcohol, which led to organized crime. On January 16,1920, the E ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Short Summary of "The Great Gatsby."

eekend at his ostentatious Gothic mansion in West Egg. He is suspected of being involved in illegal bootlegging and other underworld activities.The narrator, Nick Carraway, is Gatsby's neighbor in Wes ...

(6 pages) 24 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Al Capone, The Real 'Scarface'.

t want to give up their liquor.By the end of the 1920s, Al Capone "was said to be ruling the entire bootlegging business from Canada to Florida." Capone got his start in the Chicago area from feared u ...

(4 pages) 65 3 4.6 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Alphonse Capone - a short history

in the high ranks of organized crime was Al Capone. Al Capone ran many illegal businesses including bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, and murders. There were many gangs in the world of organized cr ... gster in the 1920s.Being a big time gangster was big business. Money was made fast and very easily. Bootlegging alcohol was by far the most profitable in the 1920s, this was because of the prohibition ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Al Capone Personal Narrative

ganization I run. The truth is, prohibition has caused the trouble. When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality. (Quotes) You see ... nd this time I had my first clash with life and death. You see, the Harvard Inn was involved in the bootlegging of alcohol to the surrounding restaurants and clubs in the city. (History) Although boot ...

(6 pages) 16 1 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Ther Great Gatsby Themes

overs the Roaring 20's as well as any other novel in print. Ranging from the festive parties to the bootlegging. This novel is filled with several immoral people. Immoral being that people got their w ... ople at this time. Many people maybe enough to live and support families on what they made from the bootlegging industry. A lot of the bootleggers that made it big were mobsters. They basically had co ...

(5 pages) 48 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

7; because he used people, had no regard for anyone, and was involved in illegal activities such as bootlegging. Jay Gatsby used people, especially Nick, throughout the novel with no regard fo ...

(2 pages) 13 0 1.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

lost love, Daisy, a rich materialistic girl. Gatsby's search becomes materialistic because he uses bootlegging, fancy parties, and riches to win her affection. Nick, narrating the events in The Great ... eme. Gatsby attempts to win the favor of Daisy by earning a lot of money in a short amount of time, bootlegging over-the-counter whisky.Daisy does not love him back because she really does not care ab ...

(3 pages) 30 1 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

gether. After the war, Dan had left Gatsby some money. He used this to obtain an illegal business. "Bootlegging" as it was called. A process in which alcoholic beverages were imported into the U.S. Th ...

(2 pages) 771 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Eliot Ness

got his huge break.U.S. District Attorney, George E. Johnson, had the job of closing down Capone's bootlegging operations and prosecuting him for thousands of Volstead infractions. Finding honest men ... named the team "The Untouchables".By this time Ness had all mob phones taped and heard of all bootlegging operations. Consequently, Capone's men began to follow Ness and the other "Untouchables" ...

(5 pages) 1577 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Debate speech - Underweight Models should be banned from the catwalk (negating/against)

g, all alcohol and liqueur . BANG. Suddenly, and relentlessly, the smuggling, trafficking and “bootlegging” business of the now illegal alcohol, soared through the roof. The era of Prohibiti ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.8 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing