Prohibition and Organized Crime

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In History
  • The nation's attempt at Prohibition

    The United States is banned from the sale, manufacture, and the transport of alcohol. It lasted almost 14 years. During prohibition, many people smuggled alcohol in through Canada, and got whiskey through medical prescriptions.
  • Noble Experiment begins to unravel

    More than 200 violations are issued and there are major crisis and violence across the country.
  • Unlawful behavior leads to felony

    Michigan legislation adopts the Habitual Criminal Act. Under this new act, even simple possession of alcohol is classified as a felony becuase there were so many violations.
  • Increase in the rate of organized crime

    Many groups increased their crimes and violated many laws and the police had lots of trouble enforcing the law.
  • Beer and wine allowed for young adults

    Celebrating the end of prohibition Micigan's government allowed young adults between 18-20 to drink liquor but excluded the allowance of hard liquors.
  • The 21st Amendment brings Prohibition to an end

    The 21st Amendment repeals the 18th. At 6:55 pm on the date of repeal, President Roosevelt announces to the nation on a national radio broadcast that prohibition has come to an end, and Michigan becomes the first state in the union to ratify the amendment.
  • No drinking under 21

    Michigan decides to change the legal drinking age, strictly limiting the age to 21.
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    The Noble Experiment

    It's basically a war of drugs. It was a period of time of the U.S. history in which manufactures, sale, and transportation of alcohol was made illegal. The purpose of it was to lower crime and corruption, and reduce social problems. Instead, alcochol became more dangerous to consume, increased the rate of organized crime and overloaded the prison and court system. It led to the first and only time an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was repealed.