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18th Amendment and The Volstead ActSection 1:After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Prohibitionby Franklin P. Adams, 1931Prohibition is an awful flop.We like it.It can't stop what it's meant to stop.We like it.It's left a trail of graft and slime,It won't prohibit worth a dime,It's filled our land with vice and crime.Nevertheless, we're for it.

Billy Murray - Alcoholic Blues

Since the colonial period, excessive use of alcohol was an issue in America. In the late 18th century temperance organizations started to form. These organizations - which were largely made up of women - would lead the prohibition movement that began in the mid-19th century. The movement succeeded in their goal of banning alcohol in 1920 when the 18th Amendment was first put into effect. The ban stopped the manufacture, sale and transport of alcohol until the 21st amendment repealed the 18th in 1933. One of the largest consequences of Prohibition was a boom in organized crime, which greatly profitted from bootlegging alcohol.




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