Prohibition: KC ignored Prohibition during the 1920s, leading to an abundance of jazz clubs, brothels and gambling halls. This earned KC the moniker "The Paris of the Plains" after one journalist wrote "If you want to see some sin, forget Paris and head to Kansas City."
This picture here is of a Sunday school group attempting to sway the local populace’s position on the subject of prohibition. Prohibition was both introduced and repealed in most provinces in the 1920s. The prohibition that was imposed at the time led to a sort of cultural shift where criminals began to be idolized. Mobsters who smuggled alcohol were admired and many people began to spend their time in illegal clubs called speakeasies.
December 5th is Repeal Day! 10 Facts About Prohibition's End
Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period).This infographic spells out a history of attempts