Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920's

  • Maine's Prohibition

    Maine was the first state in the United States to prohibit alcohol.
  • Women's Christian Temperance Union March

    WCTU and the Anti-Saloon League marched around Washington D.C., demanding an amendment to the Constitution that prohibited alcohol.
  • US Senate passes Volstead Act

    The Senate passed the Volstead Act this day.
  • Eighteenth Amendment Ratified

    The 18th Amendment was ratified on this day.
  • Prohibition Actually Begins

    This is the day they began enforcing it.
  • Volstead Act passed US Congress

    The National Prohibition Act, also known as the Volstead Act, was passed.
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Al Capone was known for speakeasies and being a gangster. On this day, he tried to assasinate another major criminal, Bugs Moran. Fake police officers killed several people, but Moran was not one of them.
  • Stock Market Crash

    The stock market crash was a big part of the Great Depression. This meant people needed work.
  • Roosevelt signs the Cullen-Harrison Act

    This allowed certain types of alcohol to be made.
  • Twenty-first Amendment Ratified

    The 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment, was ratified.