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  • Holden Wells

    Organized crime has existed for as long as the concept of crime has been around, but mix hard times and outlawed alcohol Gangsters now had a whole new niche. -Hw

  • Chris Payne

    This is a prohibition poster encouraging people to vote for prohibition. In the 1920s prohibition was put in effect in Canada. this led to higher crime rates and smuggling of booze.

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US Federal Agent Closing a Saloon During the American Prohibition

1920s prohibition posters: This revoked the sales and use of alcohol in the United States. This caused major crime such as bootlegging.

1920s prohibition posters: In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect with the passage of the 18th Amendment. Organized crime started to gain momentum as Mobsters such as Al Capone and Dutch Schultz began importing illegal alcohol and selling it to a public more than willing to break the law. An age of outlaw glamour and speakeasies continued for almost a decade.

1920s prohibition posters--women took point in the anti-alcohol campaigns, supposedly due to their "nobler" natures, their connections to churches, and also because women and children were the sufferers when men blew their paychecks at saloons.

Important Event: Prohibition. In the 1920s alcohol was banned because it was thought to help better people and their families.

Prohibition. And then came Capone, La Cosa Nostra, and the Chicago we al know and love.

PROHIBITION POSTERS: This demonstrates the gross unpopularity and distaste for the national Prohibition law. Interestingly, this poster indicates a woman's disapproval of the law, which is ironic, seeing as women (men's wives) were the initiators of the law in the first place.

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