Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Essay

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The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial
I. Events of the Time Period During the time of the kidnapping (America in the1930's) America as undergoing some major political and economic changes. A controversial issue pf the time period was prohibition. Prohibition was the movement to stop the manufacturing and selling of alcoholic beverages. The eighteenth amendment outlawed the manufacturing, importing, exporting, transporting and selling of alcoholic beverages in the United States. Many Americans turned to illegal activities to get around the law. Many Americans resorted to going to places where alcoholic beverages were sold illegally and some Americans even made, sold and transported their own alcohol often referred to as "Moonshine".
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After 2-4 days we will inform you were to deliver the Mony (money). We warn you for making anyding (anything) public or for the polise (police) the child is in gut (good) care.

The police also dusted the chisel, ransom letter and the ladder but once again came up empty handed. The police concluded that the kidnapping must if been well planned. The kidnapper must have studied the Lindbergh homes layout as well as the families routine. At dawn the next morning the police began to search the surrounding area of the Lindbergh home. The kidnapping made front page news all over the world within a day many people including world powers and celebrities sent letters, telegrams and sympathy cards to the Lindbergh's. However, some letters were not so pleasant. The Lindbergh's also received ransom demands, death threats and psychic predictions. Offers to help came from everywhere. Although the kidnapping was not a federal crime Hoover offered the services of the FBI, IRS, and Secret Service. Airports across the country were monitored. Just one day after little Charlie's kidnapping thousands of people were lending a helping hand. However, because this was a state crime and not a federal crime Schwarzkopf, the head of the New Jersey State Police, turned down many of the offers. The morning after the kidnapping Colonel Lindbergh took charge of the investigation. By the end of the first day no one had found