Women were the front for the prohibition. they grew tired of alcohol after being mistreated by their drunken spouses for so long.

1920s prohibition posters

1920s prohibition posters

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reverse psychology at it's best considering how many criminals/bootleggers "entrepreneurs" got wealthy during prohibition.

1920s prohibition posters This is another poster about prohibition. I chose it because it asks a great question. Are people willing to spend money on alcohol or on soldiers at war.

Source: Picture Date: 1920 During the 1920's the women's group fought for prohibition. Because there was non alcohol, people were desperate. Illegal rum called "Bootleg Booze" was being made. Elegant private clubs "Speakeasies" were beginning to appear. Speakeasies were illicit liquor shops. Drug dealers were making lots of money by filling prescriptions of alcohol as a tonic. Some men made fortunes by smuggling booze to and fro the USA.

Every time you think your vote doesn't count, remember that someone fought for it.

1920s prohibition posters

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1920s prohibition

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An anti-Prohibition button, protesting the 18th amendment ban on alcohol sales. Prohibition was repealed in December 1933. - #history #politics

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

Screw Prohibition - 1920's

Prohibition: flappers drink bootleg alcohol, 1925

In 14 February 1929, St Valentine’s Day, four men disguised as police walked into a garage on North Clark Street, Chicago, lined up the seven people inside against the wall and shot them dead. At the height of the 1920s - the era of Prohibition, which was dominated by gangsters - the murder of seven men stunned the nation. It was later revealed that Chicago mobster Al Capone ordered the ‘hit’ but that the real target, mob leader George ‘Bugs’ Moran, escaped the carnage. Ultimately, the St Va...

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Protesters march during prohibition, Chicago 1920s

Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, pours out of upper windows in Detroit during Prohibition, 1929”

Runaway Teenage Slave from Kentucky was helped two Freedom by these two Wisconsin Union Soldiers in 1862. They disguised her as a Mullato Soldier Boy. (From the Library of Congress)