Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was America's most notorious gangster in the 1920s. He rose to power with a deadly combination of brutality and brains. Capone's gangster ways began at a very young age, resulting in a multi million-dollar empire of organized crimes in Chicago. His lifestyle included criminal activity, illegal gambling, prostitution, and illegal selling of alcohol during the prohibition. Capone was a smart businessman, generous person, and respected public figure, all while living a life of mass destruction. Chicago became the "lawless" city because its crime rate was extremely high. From bootlegging, prostitution, gambling, to murder, Al Capone was the center of all criminal activity in the underworld of Chicago. During the depression, many people were homeless and starving. With the looted money that Capone had, he opened up a soup kitchen where the less fortunate could come and eat. His kitchens employed thousands of people. This made Capone look like a generous person. Even though he was a ruthless businessman, he always gave back to his community. He was well respected because of that. .
While Capone's ego was at an all time high, everything changed when the St. Valentines Day massacre happened that caught the medias attention. The public was horrified about what was really happening in Chicago and decided to turn against Capone. Capone was very good at removing himself from violence and illegality so that no connection could be made. The government along with President Hoover wanted Capone behind bars. A special team was developed by the Bauru of Investigations but not even they could put Capone behind bars. Income tax was developed in the 1930s. According to Investopedia.com, "A tax that governments impose on financial income generated by all entities within their jurisdiction. By law, businesses and individuals must file an income tax return every year to determine whether they owe any taxes or are eligible for a tax refund.