FC: Our 1920 Mafia History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: Table of Contents | values norm language symbols | material culture history and facts mob bosses
2: Values | Silence; no one is allowed to reveal the secrets of the mafia | Obedience; the boss is superior and his orders are unquestionable
3: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Assistance; mafia members should always be there for each other | Family; the number one priority
4: Tradition of kissing family members on the cheek | NORMS
5: Identify themselves by a symbol | Crooked card and dice games | Discrimination
6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers | Forget about it”— “No comment" or "I would rather not say".
7: Mafia—meaning swagger, or boldness | Chicago overcoat— Coffin
8: Prohibition— promotion of organized crime, much for alcohol | Tommy gun | Symbols
9: Black Hand—method of blackmail
10: Tommy gun | The material culture of the Chicago Outfit represent them as the gangsters they were, as well as the gentleman they tried to be.
11: Alcohol | Italian comfort food | Trophy wives
12: Based out of Chicago
13: Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, (Most of the Midwest) Los Angeles, Florida, Los Vegas, San Diego | Received the alcohol from Canada
14: John Torrio ("Johnny the Fox"), Colosimo's nephew from New York, took over after Colosimo's death in 1920 | The Outfit started in 1910 With the Giacomo "Big Jim" Colosimo (1910-1920) | Colosimo was killed outside his own restaurant by Frankie Yale, who was ordered by Torrio, in 1920
15: \ | Al Capone took over in 1925 when Torrio suffered through a accident and went back to Italy | Torrio brought in Al Capone in 1919 | Between 1925 and 1930 Capone was making $100 million a year | History and Facts
16: Mob Bosses
17: Johnny Torrio (1920 to 1925) | Al Capone (1925 to 1932) | Giacomo "Big Jim" Colosimo (1910-1920) | Capone is thought of as the most successful mob bosses of all time.
19: Facts about Al Capone | The Chicago police always failed to capture Capone but the federal authorities did capture him. Unfortunately, he was smart enough that the only charge brought against him was on evasion of income tax. October 1931 brought with it the down fall of Capone. He was found guilty, fined $80,000 coupled with a jail term of 11 years. On his release in November 1930, he was critically ill. He died on January 25, 1947 at his Florida estate.