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Al Capone

Al Capone is one of the most well-known gangsters in the world. His participation in early 1920's crimes is famous and will be remembered throughout history. He's somewhat like the "Billy the Kid" of the 20th century. It all started with the Valentine's Day Massacre. Afterwards, he took over alcohol sales during the prohibition and took control of the underground gambling and back hall drinking establishment. He essentially ran Chicago. Read some quotes from the mobster Al Capone below.


I don't even know what street Canada is on.
Vote early and vote often.
When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.
You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.
Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.
I don't even know what street Canada is on.
This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
Now I know why tigers eat their young.
I am going to St. Petersburg, Florida, tomorrow. Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best they can. I'm sick of the job-it's a thankless one and full of grief. I've been spending the best years of my life as a public benefactor.