People like booze. Now. But there was a time alcohol was a matter of debate and was made illegal. Here is why it failed. Music by No Sustain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B2wjA8b3s0 Written and Edited by Tyler Franklin
Prohibition began in the United States in January 1920, after the 18th Amendment became effective, making the manufacture and sale of alcohol now illegal. Bootleggers found inventive ways of manufacturing and selling liquor. They created homemade ‘moonshine’ or “bathtub gin” and smuggled it into cities and bars. Some bars became ‘speakeasies’ . In order to sell illegal alcohol they were secret. Please consider supporting our videos on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/simplehistory SIMPLE HISTORY MERCHANDISE Get your copy of Simple History: a guide to the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties https://www.amazon.com/Simple-History-Roaring-Twenties-Thirties/dp/1507747322/ T-Shirts https://www.zazzle.com/simplehistory/gifts?cg=196817456987349853 Simple history gives you the facts, simple! See the book collection here: Amazon USA http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Turner/e/B00H5TYLAE/ http://www.simplehistory.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Simple-History-549437675141192/ https://twitter.com/simple_guides Credit: Narrator: Chris Kane www.vocalforge.com Animation: Daniel Turner Artwork: Daniel turner Music Credit 'Piano Store' by Jimmy Fontanez
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Starting in January 1920, the United States became a dry country. Prohibition banned the manufacture and sale of alcohol in an attempt to civilize unruly Americans (and some other reasons). The experiment had many unintended consequences, but most dangerously, it fostered the rise of organized crime and the American Mafia. #HistoryChannel Subscribe for more from HISTORY: http://po.st/SubscribeToHistory Read More: http://po.st/roaring_twenties Check out exclusive HISTORY content: History Newsletter: http://po.st/HistoryNewsletter Website - http://po.st/HistoryWeb Facebook - http://po.st/HistoryFacebook Twitter - http://po.st/HistoryTwitter HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at http://www.HISTORY.com for more info.
Did you know it wasn't illegal to drink during Prohibition? Get the whole story behind the "noble experiment." HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at HISTORY.com for more info.
From 1920 to 1933, the United States placed a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. But that didn't stop people from smuggling booze in a variety of creative ways. In today's Weird History explainer, we explore interesting facts about the prohibition era and how Americans snuck around the no booze rule. #prohibition #history #booze
One of the more unsavory aspects of Prohibition was the way it was used to target Black and Hispanic people. This led to the re-emergence of one of the most notorious hate groups of all time: the KKK. From the Series: Drinks, Crime and Prohibition: Gangsters and G-Men http://bit.ly/2rQbwCA
This great BBC 2 documentary covers the introduction of Prohibition in the USA, its effects of society, the rise of Al-Capone and the reasons why it was eventually repealed.