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The History And Legacy Of Prohibition

Dec 26, 2019
New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition.
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act,  which banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor in the U.S. 

In the era that came to be known as Prohibition, organized crime flourished, catapulting mobsters such as Al Capone into the national spotlight, and entrenching organized crime into the American political, criminal and social landscape.

The History And Legacy Of Prohibition

Nov 7, 2019

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act,  which banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor in the U.S. 

In the era that came to be known as Prohibition, organized crime flourished, catapulting mobsters such as Al Capone into the national spotlight, and entrenching organized crime into the American political, criminal and social landscape.  

Thirteen years after the Volstead Act went into effect, it was repealed by the 21st Amendment. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the legacy of prohibition. 

Rise and Fall of Prohibtion in the U.S.

Sep 22, 2011

10:00 At the turn of the 20th century, Prohibition was intended to improve the lives of American citizens by protecting them from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. The law, however, created a mockery of the justice system in the United States. In this hour of All Sides, we'll be speaking with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their new documentary entitled "Prohibition," which raises vital questions about individual rights and responsibilities, as well as the proper role of government. Guests: