Start of American prohibition

1920 - Start of American prohibition

Beginning of American Prohibition, which made the sale and use of alcohol illegal and forced many breweries out of business. The goal of this “Noble Experiment” was to enhance America’s overall health and cleanliness while lowering crime and corruption, resolving social issues, lowering the fiscal burden associated with jails, and solving social problems. A time in American history known as Prohibition began with the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed the production, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. The Volstead Act was passed on January 17, 1920, making Prohibition legally enforceable after it had been ratified by the states on January 16, 1919.

The new laws did not make it any easier to enforce Prohibition. By the end of the 1920s, public support for Prohibition was diminishing due to the rise in “bootlegging,” the illicit manufacturing and sale of alcohol, the expansion of speakeasies, and an increase in gang violence and other crimes.

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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Tapa blanda – 31 Mayo 2011 by de Daniel Okrent  (Author). Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Call-Rise-Fall-Prohibition/dp/074327704X


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