Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933, under the terms of the Eighteenth Amendment.
At midnight on January 17th, 1920, alcohol, it seemed, was off-limits, driven by a variety of factors – increasingly vocal temperance movements, desires for social reforms, and economic concerns in the post-war age among them.
Although the temperance movement, which was widely supported, had succeeded in bringing about this legislation, millions of Americans were willing to drink distilled spirits illegally, which gave rise to bootlegging (the illegal production and sale of liquor) and speakeasies (illegal, secretive drinking establishments), both of which were capitalized upon by organized crime. As a result, the Prohibition era also is remembered as a period of gangsterism, characterized by competition and violent turf battles between criminal gangs.
Despite the ban, 1920-1933 was marked by a range of cocktail publications and artifacts, the evolution of the “mixed drink” (fruit juices, sodas, and other mixers were added to cocktails) to cover the taste of wood alcohol and bathtub gin),
Prohibition ended with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment on December 5, 1933. To date, this is the only time in American history in which a constitutional amendment was passed for the purpose of repealing another.
Thus, after roughly 13 years of Prohibition, it wiped away the U.S. ban on “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”
Prohibition was a social experiment that had nurtured the very ills that it sought to ameliorate – criminal activity, public corruption, and a casual disregard for the rule of law.
The 21st Amendment gave specific authority over alcohol laws to the states, which proceeded to establish various regulatory agencies and rules – age limits, closing hours, licensing, etc – that controlled drinking, which had been uncontrolled in many parts of the country during Prohibition. Nearly all of the liquor sale rules we still have today did not exist pre-Prohibition and during Prohibition.
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