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Prohibition

Why Is It Called The Roaring '20s?

May 12, 2020

Magazine illustration of a roaring '20s party, New York , New York, 1926. (Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images) From provocative jazz music and scandalous flappers to snazzy bootleg...

The 21st Amendment: All The Craziest Things That Happen...

April 27, 2020

Prohibition was an era unlike anything America had ever experienced. This 13-year period of nationwide state control over the brewing, transportation, and sa...

FDR Ends Prohibition: The Immediate Aftermath And How T...

March 22, 2020

View of men and women celebrating the repeal of Prohibition with a toast and bell-ringing, Chicago, 1933. (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images) Prohibition ha...

When The U.S. Government Poisoned The Alcohol Supply Du...

January 20, 2020

The Prohibition Party was hemming and hawing about alcohol consumption for years before they got their way in 1919 with the passage of the 18th Amendment, banning...

What You Didn’t Know About Black Tuesday And The Start ...

November 15, 2019

You probably remember from high school history class that the Great Depression of the 1930s was caused by the 1929 stock market crash, but did you know tha...