Ap us history Unit 8 Terms Chapter 34 Francisco Franco

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Charles Lindbergh – Prohibition spawned shocking crimes and the growth of massive gang warfare. Chicago was by far the most spectacular example of lawlessness – particularly in 1925 with the appearance of “scarface” Al Capone, who netted millions of dollars in profits but was finally sent to Alcatraz in San Francisco for income-tax evasion. Gangsters moved into other profitable and illicit activities: prostitution, gambling, and narcotics. Criminal callousness sank to new depths in 1932 with the kidnapping for ransom, and eventual murder of the infant son of aviator-hero Charles A Lindbergh. The entire nation was shocked, causing Congress in 1932 to pass the so-called Lindbergh Law, making interstate abduction in certain circumstances a death-penalty offense.

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