The Great Depression started the reason the great depression started because the bank was paralyzed and the people had no money to buy food and water. That is why it was calle…d the Great Depression. (MORE)
Immigration during the 1920s was an abundance of foreigners entering the United States. Many of these immigrants came over from their native lands to escape going to jail, pov…erty, discrimination or benefiting from our better economic status. When they arrived in the United Sates they weren't sure what to do because they had no food, shelter or money. They took the jobs that no Americans wanted to do which benefited our economy on a huge scale. (MORE)
NO! Cell phones came about in the 80's .
in the 1880s, Scientific American had already carried articles describing attempts at wireless telephony and telegraphy experimen…ts by induction systems of Trowbridge, Preece, Phelps, and Edison, not using high frequency radio waves, so Stubblefield was likely familiar with all the principles needed to operate wireless telephony by induction in the 1880s. He made private demonstrations of wireless telephony in 1892. Rainey T. Wells was one of the first persons to hear Stubblefield's wireless voice transmissions, in that year. Wireless telegraphy using damped high frequency radio waves was demonstrated in 1894 by Sir Oliver Lodge , but that system could not carry voice messages or music. In 1898, Stubblefield was issued U.S. Patent 600457 for an "Electric battery ," which was an electrolytic coil of iron and insulated copper wire to be immersed in liquid or buried in the ground, where it could also serve as a ground terminal for wireless telephony.. (MORE)
A Frank Abbandando, "Dasher" (1910-1942) Tony Accardo, "Joe Batters" (1906-1992) Joe Adonis (1902-1972), born Giuseppe Antonio Doto Carmine Agnello (1960-) Joseph Ai…uppa, "Ha Ha" "Joey Doves" (1907-1997) Albert Anastasia, "Mad Hatter" "Lord High Executioner" (1902-1957) * B Joseph Barbara, "Joe the Barber" (d. 1959) Sam Battaglia, "Teets" (1908-1973) Thomas Bilotti (1940-1985) Joseph Bonanno, "Joey Banannas" (1905-2002) Angelo Bruno, "The Gentle Don" (1910-1980) * C Al Capone, "Scarface" (1899-1947) Louis Capone (1896-1944) Paul Castellano (1915-1985) Jackie Cerone, "Jackie the Lackey" (1914-) Joe Colombo (1914-1978) James Colosimo, "Big Jim" (1877-1920) Frank Costello (1891-1973) * D William D'Elia, "Big Billy" (1946-) William Daddano, Sr., "Willie Potatoes" (1912-1975) Roy Demeo (1942-1984) Thomas DeSimone (c. 1950-1979) Aniello Dellacroce (1914-1985) Vincent Drucci, "The Schemer" (1898-1927) * F Costabile Farace, "Gus Farace" (1960-1989) Michael Franzese (1951-) Peter Fapani (1972-) * G Tommy Gagliano Carmine Galante, "Cigar Galante" (1910-1979) Joe Gallo, "Crazy Joe" (1929-1972) Joseph N. Gallo (1912-1995) Carlo Gambino (1902-1976) Vito Genovese (1897-1969) Sam Giancana, "Momo" (1908-1975) Vincent Gigante, "The Chin" (1928-) Gene Gotti (1946-) John Gotti, "Dapper Don" (1940-2002) John Gotti, Jr., "Junior" (1960-) Peter Gotti (1939-) Richard G. Gotti (1968-) Richard V. Gotti (1942-) Sammy Gravano, "Sammy the Bull" (1945-) * H Henry Hill (1943-) * I Alphonse Indelicato, "Sonny Red Indelicato" (d. 1981) * K Paul Kelly (1871/1876-1927/1936) * L Salvatore LoCascio Antonio Lombardo, "The Scourge" (1892-1928) Joseph Lombardo, "Joey the Clown" (1929-) Tommy Lucchese (1899-1967) Charles Luciano, "Lucky" (1896-1962) Anthony Loria "Tony Abodamada" (1921-1989) Herion Smuggler * M Harry Maione, "Happy Maione" (1908-1942) Vincent Mangano, (1888-1951) Salvatore Maranzano (1868-1931) Carlos Marcello (1910-1993) Joe Masseria, "Joe the Boss" (1879-1931) Joe Massino, "Big Joey" Jack McGurn, "Machine Gun" (1905-1936) Mike Merlo (d. 1924) Alfred Mineo (d. 1930) Nicholas Morello (1855/1866-1916) Peter Morello (1880-1930) Willie Moretti (1894-1951) * N Dominick Napolitano, "Sonny Black" (d. 1981?) Frank Nitti, "The Enforcer" (1883-1943) * P Pasquale Perello, Sr. Pasquale Perello, Jr. Dominick Perello (d. 2004?) Ryan Perello Carmine Persico, "The Snake" (1933-) Angelo Ponte Joe Profaci (1897-1962) * R Phillip Rastelli, "Rusty" (1918-1991) Paul Ricca, "The Waiter" (1897-1972) John Roselli, "Handsome Johnny" (1905-1976) Benjamin Ruggiero, "Lefty" (1923-1995) Angelo Ruggiero * S Anthony Salerno, "Fat Tony" (1911-1992) Frank Scalice, "Don Cheech" (1893-1957) Nicodemo Scarfo, "Little Nicky" (1929-) Jack Sirocco Anthony Spilotro, "Tony the Ant" (1938-1986) Michael Spilotro (1944-1986) Johnny Stompanato (d. 1957) * T Philip Testa, "Turkey Man" (d. 1981) Frank Tieri, "Funzi" (1904-1981) Johnny Torrio, "Papa Johnny" (1882-1957) Santo Trafficante, Jr. (1914-1987) Santo Trafficante, Sr. (1886-1954) * V Joe Valachi, "Joe Cargo" (1903-1971) Rocco Valenti (d. 1922) Paul Vario (1914-1988) Salvatore Vitale, "Good Looking Sal" Andrew Viveros * Y Frankie Yale (1885/1893-1928)(MORE)
One problem in the 1920s was prohibition. It was the 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the manufacturing, sale, adn transportation of alcohol. Many people-especia…lly women-thought this would be a great thing. Unfortunately, after the law passed, crime rates soared. Bootleggers-people who transported and sold alcohol popped up all over the country. Police sort of tried to stop the illegal alcohol problem...many were tainted and didn't want to force the 18th amendment, some looked forward to a beer or two after the shift. Then there were speakeasies which were basically bars. That's where the flapper dresses come in, the jazz, and the unique styles. In order to get into a speakeasy you had to know someone who already went to one and could recommend you. People went to great lengths to hide the alcohol. False walls were put in, escape routes, all sorts of things to get out of being caught. Then, the infamous Al Capone. He transported and sold tons of illegal alcohol. It seemed as if nobody could stop him and his dangerous gang. Last, think about safety. Besides tons of gangs, the mafia, and spiked crime rates, get right down to the alcohol itself. Drugs today can be infused with dangerous substances (besides the drug itself). Alcohol then could, and probably was, mixed with various unknown substances. Without the government regulating alcohol production anybody could do anything with the alcohol they were selling. And to make alcohol affordable, they did whatever they wanted. Also-the government realized that they were losing a HUGE profit. This was the only amendment to the Constitution that was annulled. The government figured that they may as well tax alcohol to make a profit...so they did. (MORE)
There were many different gangsters in the 1920's. At the time, most of them were bootleggers, producing and selling alcohol illegally. They also were in the rackets of illega…l gambling, prostitution, and wiring horse race results. The most famous of these gangsters were Al Capone, Charles "lucky" Luciano, Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, and Enoch "Nucky" Johnson. (MORE)