History 430: Theory and Practice

Document Type

Undergraduate Research

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2011


Today we as citizens of this country believe that rights and liberties rule the air. On January 16th, 1919 however, an amendment for prohibition was ratified, making alcohol consumption illegal. The whole country was affected by this amendment. In the East there were many organized crime related incidents related to prohibition. Other parts of the US that were affected by this amendment and bootlegging were prominent.