I remember learning about the Prohibition Era in my high school history class, but I must not have been paying very close attention since I missed so many of these unbelievable facts about life during the ban.
Of course, I know about speakeasies, black market hooch, and how Al Capone had his heyday after the 18 th Amendment went into effect on January 16, 1920, but have to admit I likewise had no idea just how it lasted so long before the 21 st Amendment came along to repeal it.
It’s fun to look back on all the sneaky styles people tried to get their secure, like the creative” cow shoes” bootleggers allows one to fool police officer on their trail.
There was also obviously a downside for those imbibing “bathtub gin” or moonshine constructed with shady, unregulated practises — but you might be surprised by what really caused the deadliest damage.
Take a appear and let us know in the comments if we missed any surprising Prohibition facts you’ve heard.
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[ H/ T: History]