• 18th Amendment

    Ratification of 18th Amendment
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    Early 20th Century Prohibition

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    Elliott Ness

    Eliot Ness was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 19, 1903. Ness joined the Bureau of Prohibition in 1927, assembling a team of Prohibition enforcement personnel known as "The Untouchables" to combat the activities of gangster Al Capone. Ness's career in law enforcement ended in 1944. Following a stint in business and a run for the Cleveland mayorship, Ness sank into debt. He died on May 7, 1957, in Coudersport, Pennsylvania.
  • Stock Market Crashes