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Head running: Federal Bureau of Investigation 1Federal Bureau of Investigation Marcquita Stalbert Grambling State University History
Head running: Federal Bureau of Investigation 2The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federally funded intelligence agency underthe U.S. Department of Justice. The FBI is responsible for more than 200 federal crimes categories and boasts the widest authority and jurisdiction of any federal law enforcement firm (United States History, (n.d.)., pg. 1). The FBI motto is “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity” in brief describes the motivating force behind men and women of the FBI. The FBI headquarters is located in the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington DC. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was born as a force of special agents in 1908. The FBI was created by Attorney General Charles Bonaparte during the Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency. At first, the original name for the agency was known as the Bureau of investigations but then was renamed as the Federal Bureau of investigation in early 1935. The Bureau of investigation at the time would only hire men that had prior work experiences in the law enforcement. At the time federal crimes was not a major problem in the country when the bureau was originated. Most common violations that gotten the bureau’s attention were national bankingfraud, land fraud, various forms of enslavement, and extortion (United States History, (n.d.)., pg. On June 25, 1910, the Mann Act became a federal law in the United States. The Mann Act was named after Congressman James Robert Mann of Illinois. The Mann Act made it illegal for women to be transported across state lines for immoral purposes. The Bureau of investigationalso used the Mann Act in bringing Louisiana’s Ku Klux Klan “Imperial Kleagle” to justice (United States History, (n.d.)., pg. 1). In 1912 Bruce Bielaski, a former Special Examiner became the bureau’s new chief. During the years of 1912 to 1914, the Bureau of Investigation offered employment to more than 300 special agents assigned to various federal crimes, as well as more than 300 other office personnel offering support and logistics to field agents (United States History, (n.d.)., pg. 2). The field agents were assigned in many major U.S. cities and ran
Head running: Federal Bureau of Investigation 3by one special agent who worked directly with headquarters in Washington D.C. Even though a majority of those were position in larger cities, however, in the smaller cities soon became evident that there were illegal smuggling along the Mexican broader that needed to be investigated. From the years 1921 to 1933, the public was frustrated with the Bureau of Investigation during what was called the “lawless years” (United States History, (n.d.)., pg. 2). The reason for this was “because of gangsterism and the public disregard for Prohibition, which made it illegal to sell or import intoxicating beverages”(United States History, (n.d.)., pg. 2). The Prohibition developed “a new federal medium for fighting crimes, but the Department of Treasury, not the

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