Prohibition

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
American History
Grade:
10,11,12

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Prohibition

Prohibition

national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933

In 1830, Americans drank 1.7 Bottles a week (3x the amount of 2010!)January 17, 1920: US banned liquor, advertising of alcoholic beverages and allowed for all liquor to be seized and destroyed. (The Volstead Act)

Famous GangstersAl Capone, George Remus & John Dillinger

America fights Prohibition!

Speakeasys, or Illegal bars and nightclubs, were formedCops were paid off to "look the other way" making Prohibition impossible to enforce

Prohibition was repealed on December 5th, 1933 by the 18th Amendment

Rise of the Gangsters


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