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The Twenties, Prohibition and Gangsters

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This site looks at the beginnings of Prohibition as well as gangsters.

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The Volstead Act - Prohibition

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This site looks briefly at the background to Prohibition as well as the laws that were put in place.

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America in the Twenties, including Prohibition

America in the Twenties, including Prohibition | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

This site has a fun interactive component to it while supplying information on America in the Twenties as well as Prohibition.

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Prohibition - The "Noble Experiment"

Prohibition - The "Noble Experiment" | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

The site looks at all aspects of Prohibition - once you're on the page, click on the links on the left to explore the whole site.

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Why Prohibition? | Temperance & Prohibition

Why Prohibition? | Temperance & Prohibition | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

This site looks at why the United States government thought that Prohibition was the way to go...

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Prohibition and Organised Crime - American Mafia

Prohibition and Organised Crime - American Mafia | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

This site looks at Prohibition and Organised Crime in America in the twenties.

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Roaring Twenties Music

Roaring Twenties Music | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

Authentic recordings of original bands and dances from the twenties. Pick a couple to listen to!

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The 1920's - Roaring Twenties - The Nineteen Twenties in History

A great site for an overall look at the Roaring Twenties, including Prohbition. A historical snapshot of life in the 1920s taken from literature and periodicals of the period...

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Cartoon - Both Sides of the Question

Cartoon - Both Sides of the Question | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

A cartoon poking fun at Prohibition.

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1920s Consumer Culture | HTI

1920s Consumer Culture | HTI | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

This site looks at 1920s consumer culture in America.

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An argument FOR Prohibition - from 1914

An argument FOR Prohibition - from 1914 | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

This site looks at one politician's argument as to why Prohibition laws should be put in place.

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Popular Science magazine - Prohibition

Popular Science magazine - Prohibition | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

This site looks at an article from 1930 from Popular Science magazine - an interview with the Prohibition Commissioner.

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The Untouchables - the DVD is in the media centre!

The Untouchables - the DVD is in the media centre! | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

The Untouchables stars Kevin Costner as government agent Eliot Ness. It also stars Robert De Niro as gang leader Al Capone and Sean Connery as Irish-American officer Jimmy Malone. The film follows Ness' autobiographical account of his efforts to bring Capone to justice during the Prohibition era.
 

It was praised for its realistic portrayal of the fashion, lingo and locations of the twenties.


The Untouchables was nominated for four Academy Awards, of which Connery received one for Best Supporting Actor.

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Americans celebrating the repeal of prohibition

Americans celebrating the repeal of prohibition | The 1920s and prohibition in America | Scoop.it

A photo from 1933, with Americans celebrating the repeal of prohibition.

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