The topic I would like to speak about focuses on the Italian Mafia here in the United States. Now, when speaking about the Italian mafia there are a lot of different areas that can be covered. Many families were formed in different parts of The United States and that period or “Mafia Era” went on for many years. One person that I would like to write about would be the infamous Al Capone along with his Chicago gang, but I wouldnt focus on him. I’d like to understand the different ways in which the mafia’s actions and crimes affected society, and also how the authorities viewed and treated Italian immigrants because of the war against the organized crime groups.
I am really interested in this particular topic because I grew fan of the 1920’s-1960’s and the Mafia when I was in middle school. In my social studies class, we learned and had discussions about the Sicilian mafia, the origin and how strong they were here in the United States of America. Aside from the fact that these were very dangerous years, I really liked the way things were. Small things like the way people lived and dressed, the way vehicles and buildings looked just really caught my attention.
The positive thing about this theme would be that there are alot of resources I can use. There is alot of information to pick up. I can easily get books, or look up a New York Times article from the 1930’s. Since this was such a significant period in history, all of this information is out there. If I had to pick another topic, I may go with something going on in our world today, and it would most likely have to do with Donald Trump and his new tantrums. I’m not really sure if I’d like to go deep into present day politics, but this is just an idea.