History's HEROES? Dated April 19th, 1903 - May 16th, 1957

Eliot Ness

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Chicago, Illinois
This is where Eliot Ness was born. This was also where he brought down Al Capone.


  • Sent Al Capone to Alcatraz
  • Worked in traffic control
  • Made Cleveland a better place


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Clever
  • Decisive
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Just and fair minded

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"Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. " - Eliot Ness

"Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want." - Eliot Ness

The man who brought down the most infamous and deadly gangster in the world.

Eliot Ness brought down the world's most infamous gangster in the world. Al Capone. Ness was an organized crime fighter during the Prohibition.

Ness was most famous for bringing down gangster Al Capone during the Prohibition. Al Capone made millions by illegally selling liquor during that time. Capone was clever. No one was able to pin him for his crimes, even though everyone knew he was guilty, especially for the Valentine's Day Massacre. But Eliot Ness had found a way to pin down Capone. He found out that Capone had not been paying his taxes. Capone was sent to court and was found gulty of tax evasion. He was sent to Alcatraz. Ness was also famous for helping make Cleveland, Ohio, a better place during the Prohibiton. Ness turned Cleveland into "the safest city in the USA" by the National Saftey Council. Ness also worked in traffic control.

Life in Eliot Ness's world

Life in Ness's world was difficult because of all the corruption and crime that came with the Prohibtion.

Was Eliot Ness a Hero?

  • Made Chicago safer from Al Capone.
  • Helped keep traffic under control.
  • Lead the Untouchables.
  • Turned Cleveland Ohio into a better place.

Things you might not know about Eliot Ness

He was the leader of the "Untouchables".
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