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Evolution of the Federal Bureau of InvestigationLaura Mosquera3rdperiod
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a federal intelligence agency was formed in July of 1908 but it wasn’t officially named a federal organization but instead was named as the Bureau of Investigation. Many people question the FBI due to their secrets of the government and their involvement with serious cases of crime on a larger scale. The main question is, if the FBI is heavily involved with the invasion of privacy in the nation and if there is more to the FBI than meets the eye and if there are more secrets that are being kept from the world.The FBI didn’t investigate as much as they do today. They started off investigating bankruptcy frauds, antitrust crimes, violations of neutrality laws and other petty crime. They onlyhired people with a prior law enforcement background. When the Bureau of Investigation neededpeople to investigate these crimes, they used secret service agents from the treasury department. As congress enacted the White Slave Traffic Act, which was the transportation of women across borders, it became an essential aspect for the bureau. This gave the agency the right to investigate “non-law-abiding citizens” by leaving the certain state. As the agency grew, so did many questions whether how much power and authority the bureau obtained. Until then, President Woodrow Wilson delivered a proclamation issuing more power was given to the justicedepartment to detain any form of an enemy or threat. After that the bureau started to investigate individuals violating criminal laws and commenced spying to ensure security for the country. By 1914, the agency nearly doubled in size by acquiring about 300 plus agents. J. Edgar Hoover became very interested in current events since he was in high school. When he graduated from Central High School as valedictorian, he decided to study law at George Washington University and was capable to earn a bachelor of laws and his masters in only four years. When passing the District of Columbia bar exam, Hoover accepted the job of a clerk on the legal staff in the justice department. Three months prior to him taking the job, the
United States had entered World War 1. Because of him working for the justice department, Hoover was cleared in drafting. After spending more time in the department, Hoover oversaw a unit within the Enemy Alien Registration Section. During his time in the justice department, he created an image for himself separating himself from the other clerks. Many would say he dressed better than most people that worked there. He had an eye for detail and handled even the smallest of tasks with excitement and thoroughness. By 1924, Hoover created a national registry of fingerprints for identification. Due to Hoover’s impression on scientific research, by November of 1932, the bureau opened a lab. On July of 1935, Hoover established the FBI National Police Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Till then, Hoover started to collect national

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