The American Mafia
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This will explain what was happening in 1919 - 1929 with the American Mafia
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BBC NEWS | Africa | Oprah opens school in S Africa

BBC NEWS | Africa | Oprah opens school in S Africa | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
US chat show host Oprah Winfrey opens a special school for girls she has funded in South Africa.
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About The American Mafia ( Summary )

About The American Mafia ( Summary ) | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
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The American Mafia Gang were exclusively made up of a Group of men that were Italian or Sicilian decent.organized-crime network with operations in cities across the United States, particularly New York and Chicago, rose to power through its success in the illicit liquor trade during the 1920s Prohibition era. The Prohibition Era started in January of 1920. When the soldiers came back from the Great War, drinking became a problem leading to domestic violence, murder, drunk driving and many more negative connotations. After the government bands alcohol this brought about the Mafia as they saw it as an opportunity to ship the liquor from Italy and other places and sell it illegally in the United States. The Prohibition Era lasted from 1920 through 1933. Joseph and Paolo DiGiovanni entered into a bootlegging partnership with James Balestrere and later founded a wholesale liquor business. The Giovonni brothers plotted against Balestere and killed him at the age of 54 so that they could take over. This made the mafia spread like wild fire and the brothers took storm. In Kansas a man by the name of Binaggio was the undisputed crime boss.Charles Binaggio was a Missouri gangster who became the boss of the Kansas City crime family and concocted a bold plan to control the police forces in Kansas City, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri. He was taken as an apprentice after he showed courage and heartless cruelty while killing at the Lusco-Noto shootout.William "Willie the Rat" Cammisano, Sr. became the family's next boss. He died in 1995. Anthony Civella became the new boss. He died in 2006. The Current Boss in Kansas is John Sciortino. The Prohibition of alcohol was suppose to make things better but instead, created a window for crime.
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7 Major Mafia Murders Primary Doc #3

7 Major Mafia Murders Primary Doc #3 | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
7 Major Mafia Murders. These murders impacted the U.S. in many ways and the Mafia did not hesitate to Clip important people or role models that got in there way of success.
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7 Sentence Summary The St. Valentines day massacre was one of many murders that the mafia were responsible for.Peter Gusenberg and 6 others were killed b/c they tried to cripple the income of the north side mafia family. In 1936McGurn was gunned down, while bowling, by three men with machine guns. A main reason the Mafia killed people was for drinking to heavily. A rule of the Mafia was to clip their associates who drink to heavily b/c they have a reputation to splur out information. This was bad for business so they must be silenced.
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York Police Department : Primary Doc # 1

York Police Department : Primary Doc # 1 | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
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7 Sentence Summary Vincent Basciano Jr charged in connection with ‘mob-linked enterprise.The son of jailed mafia boss Vincent ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ Basciano has been arrested on charges of helping to run a $50million betting ring that operated across five states from New York to California. Vincent Basciano Jr, was among 25 people charged in connection with what police described as a mob-linked enterprise. They included Gadoon ‘Spanky’ Kyrollos, and the three owners of gambling website Pinnacle Sports – which boasts of having customers in 100 countries.
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The American Mafia Member Organizer Primary Doc #2

The American Mafia Member Organizer Primary Doc #2 | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
Organizer of the rankings
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                               7 Sentence Summary 

 

 

 

This Primary document shows an organizer of how the Mafia ranking system works. As you can see the Boss is at the very top of the list and he is close with the Consigllere who is an advisor to the family. They are often low profile gangsters that can be trusted. They often keep the family looking as legite as possible. Second in command is the Underboss who is appointed by the Boss and is charge of all of the captains also put in place by the Boss. Taking another step down are the Captians who are in charge of their own mini family with a group of soildiers. Soldiers are official "Made" members of the family, and can only be of Italian or Sicilian background. Soldiers start as Associates that have proven themselves. An Associate is not a member of the mob, but more of an errand boy. They're usually a go-between or sometimes deal in drugs to keep the heat off of the actual members. Non-Italians will never go any further than this(but exeption can be granted by the don) The Don is the head of the family. ( still under the boss ) 

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Mafia Hit 1949 Kansas City: Wolf on the Spot

This is a clip from the documentary film Black Hand Strawman: The History of Organized Crime in Kansas City. This depicts the Mafia execution of Wolf Rimann ...
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Donnie Brasco 1990's film about the MOB Relating to Today Website #1

Donnie Brasco 1990's film about the MOB Relating to Today Website #1 | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
The Creation of The American Mafia, Their demeanor, and what they stood for astonished people. They were almost looked up to as role models because of their money and what they had, but what they did to get what they had was a different story. The early 1900's brought about tons of revenue and new ideas to hollywood with films such as " The God Father" " Donnie Brasco" "Scareface" "Carlitos Way" and more. The Mafia is still around today and still continues to influence the Movie production industry today.
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This film was about an undercover Cop who learns the hidden dangers of working inside the mob and Mafia.

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Chronicle of Events and Biographies Related to the Mafia Website # 3

Chronicle of Events and Biographies Related to the Mafia Website # 3 | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Events and Biographies Related to the American Mafia
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American Mafia Words And Phrases #Vocab

American Mafia Words And Phrases #Vocab | The American Mafia | Scoop.it

                                                         Vocabulary List

 

Mafia-An Organized International Body of Criminals

 

Prohibition- The act of forbidding something. Example- the prohibition of alchhol

 

Clip- To Murder

 

Break an Egg – To snitch or tell the authorities

 

Contract– A murder Assignment

 

Cosa Nostra – Italian For “ this thing of ours “

 

Empty Suit- Someone with nothing to offer who tries to hang around with the mobsters

 

Spare- To call off a hit on a contract

 

Pinched- arrested

 

Swag- Stolen goods

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Examples

1. The MAFIA has taken over the south side of New York

2. After the war  a PROHIBITION act on alchohol was nessecary

3. Associates who drank to much were CLIPPED

4. Mafia members were killed if they BROKE AN EGG after a drug deal

5.The hitman are all given CONTRACTS as their duty

6. Drugs were called COSA NOSTRA in front of outsiders of the family

7. I hate it when that guy comes around, he's just an empty suit.

8.The boss said dont kill John, SPARE him 

9. David was PINCHED at the drug bust

10. After the drug bust the cops stole my SWAG

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#1 website

#1 website | The American Mafia | Scoop.it
The American Mafia rose to power in the first part of the 20th century and has since been involved in a range of illegal activities.
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