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In the early 1900s, many people like the temperance society didn’t like alcohol. They were mainly women who fought against the manufacture and selling of liquor. Vote yes was a lot of people with signs and posters to persuade people to vote yes for prohibition. U.S. was a legally Dry Nation that outlawed the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages. On December 18, 1917 they made prohibition a National law. Which made the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages illegal in the U.S. Bootleggers smuggled alcohol into the U.S. and sold them to make money. A lot of gangs committed crimes due to alcohol being illegal. On February 20, 1933 the 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment. That made alcohol legal in all the states again. After all the fight and effort they still made alcohol legal after 13 years of being dry.
While prohibition was in effect, many families didn’t have money to feed their families. Wives and children begged their father to stop using all there money to buy alcohol. Crime was getting out of hand due to alcohol being banned. People needed jobs, and gangsterism was the easiest was to make money when they made alcohol illegal. They used different tactics to sell and buy alcohol in store and on the streets. They got smart by putting fake labels on bottles and selling illegal alcohol that way. When they made alcohol legal again the crime had went down drastically. They even arrested one of the most famous criminals at the time Al Capone who had a big influence on most of the crime happening for a long period of time. Due to liquor being legal people where happy and threw party to celebrate. They even had parades dedicated to alcohol for the 12 years that it was banned in the U.S