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In Pictures: Prohibition

It was meant to cure the country of its social and moral ills, but Prohibition had the opposite effect and it failed to stop Americans from enjoying a drink...

THE NOBLE EXPERIMENT

CRYING OVER SPILLED BEER A common sight during Prohibition was the police or federal agents taking axes to beer barrels and crates of whiskey bottles or, as seen here, pouring gallon after gallon down the drain.
CORBIS X2, GETTY X4, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS X1

AT A GLANCE

From 1920 to 1933, it was illegal to manufacture and sell alcohol in the United States. The supporters of Prohibition had hoped it would reduce crime and improve the country’s moral character, but it failed. The ban was difficult to enforce as Americans continued to drink bootlegged booze in secret speakeasies, while organised crime ruthlessly grasped control of the illegal alcohol production. Prohibition is remembered for violent gangsters, like Al Capone, but it was also a time when ordinary men and women broke the law to quench their thirst.

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