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Prohibition Amendment

1920s prohibition posters: This revoked the sales and use of alcohol in the United States. This caused major crime such as bootlegging.

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from The New Yorker

We Wanted Beer

The first truckload of beer to leave New York after the repeal of Prohibition exits the Jacob Ruppert Brewery. Photograph via Corbis.

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from eBay

Photo of Liquor store just days before prohibition in 1919

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The Prohibition was started in 1920, and lasted until 1933. Because of the many bootleggers became popular. Also so did "speak easies" or hidden bars. Because of the Prohibition the mob started in America which consisted of smuggling alcohol. It slowly died away when it was started.

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from BuzzFeed

The A-Z's Of 1920s Slang

1920's J is for Juice Joint An illegal bar (also called a speakeasy) that sold alcohol during prohibition. "We're all headed to that juice joint tonight."

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