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Where Torrio had often negotiated with rivals, dividing up areas of the city between them, Capone preferred ‘turf wars’. Indeed, it was the introduction of an honest police chief in Chicago who prosecuted gangsters and cut bootleggers’ profits that led to war between the gangsters as they invaded each other’s territory. Capone built up an army of 700 gangsters who committed over 300 murders in Chicago. On 14 February 1929 five of his men, dressed as policemen, ‘arrested’ seven of the rival ‘Bugs Moran’ gang and shot over 100 bullets into them.

This was one in five of the labour force. Many people believed that strikers were led by Communists who sought revolution in the USA in the same way that it had been achieved in the USSR. Fears grew as a general strike brought the city of Seattle to a halt and in Boston the policemen were striking. In addition, 340,000 steel workers went on strike. The steel workers’ leader, William Z. Foster, was believed to be a Communist. Recent immigrants from eastern and southern Europe came, in particular, to be identified with Communism and attempts to overthrow the American system of government.

Don’t forget, they never succeeded in blocking the power of the giant trusts! This page intentionally left blank 2 Problems and Tensions in the USA 1917–28 POINTS TO CONSIDER The 1920s was a period of great changes in American life. The chapter is divided into three main themes: • Changes in society • The presidency of Warren Harding 1920–3 • The tensions within society as a result of the changes that were taking place: – the movement to towns and cities – the problems caused by Prohibition – a religious and moral backlash in the face of ‘sinful behaviour’, particularly in cities – immigration laws and racism Key dates 1917 Lever Act 1919 Eighteenth Amendment – introduction of Prohibition 1920 Nineteenth Amendment – gave women the vote Palmer Raids Presidency of Warren Harding 1921 Budget and Accounting Act Emergency Immigration Act Sheppard-Towner Act 1923 Ku Klux Klan claimed 5,000,000 members 1924 Johnson-Reed Immigration Act 1925 Scopes or ‘Monkey Trial’ 1927 Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti 1933 Abolition of Prohibition 1 | A Changing Society In 1927, an American, Charles Lindbergh, took off from Rooster Field, Long Island, in his tiny plane, Spirit of St Louis.

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