Prohibition: Oh No You Don't!

Believe it or not, there was a time when it was illegal to make, sell or import alcohol into America!

In an attempt to heal society's ailments of alcoholism, family violence and political corruption, religious groups led a nationwide protest on alcohol sales, resulting in  the 18th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920.

What a bad way to start the Roaring Twenties!

Turns out the solution created more problems than it solved. Local gangsters joined together to sell illegal liquor, resulting in the explosion of organized crime across America. Say hello to Al Capone!

Corruption in politics increased, hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue was lost each year and the working poor were unfairly penalized by unsafe bootleg products and sky-high prices. Most wealthy families had stockpiled alcohol in the years leading up to Prohibition.

By 1933, in the heart of the Great Depression, the US government was desperate for tax revenue. With the economic fate of the country on the line, the 21st Amendment of the Constitution repealed the 18th Amendment and brought alcohol back to America! 

What have we learned today? 1929 Lashes and alcohol make the world a better place. They just do. Trust us...