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Timothy Carey

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Transcript of Prohibition

Prohibition was the 18th amendment added in 1919 to preventing the distribution, sale, or transport of alcohol.
Saloons were closed.
Alcohol companies were shut down.
Police were instructed to enforce the policy.
Alcohol was sold at speakeasies and other illegal alcohol stores.
Ships 3 miles off of US soil could use alcohol.
Home brewing was a popular way to get around laws as some liquors, such as small amounts of wine and cider, were legal.
Doctors could prescribe medical whiskey, but some would freely right prescriptions to those who didn't need it.
Trafficking Pt. II
Pre-made alcohol was legal since laws didn't prevent consumption of alcohol.
"Rum Fleets" would wait for small ships in international waters to sell european alcohol.
Al Capone- Was number one on the most wanted list.
What is Prohibition?
Prohibition began because alcohol was the believed cause of violence in the 1920's.
Prevention Methods
This outlaw of alcohol in most cases actual made organized crime and violence rates rise.
Prohibition went into effect on January 16, 1920.
The Bonnano
Operated in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Statin Island.
Gangsters Guarded speakeasies and other illegal alcohol stores on there turf.
Gangsters often ran speakeasies. And smuggled alcohol from the Caribbean and Canada.
The practice of creating your own homemade alcohol.
Practiced from when the amendment was ratified (1920) to when it was repealed (1933).
Breweries would sell malts for "cookies and bread" that would be used to make alcohol.
This is a speakeasy
The Law
Law enforcements such as Prohibition agents enforced the law but they were under paid and were often bribed.
Prohibition agent's badge
A saloon owner dumping his alcohol.
Al Capone
AL Capone was an acclaimed, rich booze smuggler. He made close to $100 million per year and was never actually convicted of smuggling.
Ran an extremely large crime organization.
He ied of cardiac arrest in 1947.
Al Capone
Johnny Torrio
Rum Fleet
Add for Malt Syrup
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