- The American Mafia started in the 1920s when the mob bosses ran the bootlegging industry during Prohibition.
- From there, the Mafia became a national organization dealing with prostitution, gambling, and bribery.
- The mob is most well known for its brutal murders and beatings.
- Al Capone was one of the most famous mobsters who brutally murdered his rivals.
While many associate the Mafia with HBO’s hit show “The Sopranos,” the mob is a very real and ruthless organization with a bloody history.
Headquartered in New York, the American Mafia got its start in the ’20s and hit its peak during the ’40s and ’50s, eventually reaching a downfall in the ’80s. Throughout that time, the mobsters ran a brutal, bloody, and illegal operation, mostly under the radar.
Keep scrolling to learn more about the Mafia’s gruesome history in the US.