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Prohibition in the sale of Liquors

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★ In 1919, the American people voted in favor of a new amendment to the Constitution.

★ The 18th amendment prohibited the making or selling of alcoholic drinks in the United States for a healthier , happier country.

★ But many Americans were not willing to give up alcoholic drinks.

★ Millions began to break the Prohibition law.Illegal drinking places were called "speakeasies", the city of Chigaco had 10,000 of them.New York had 32,000.
★ By the end of the 1920s most Americans regarded Prohibition as scandal.

★ Prohibition was finally given up in 1933.But it had done the USA lasting harm.

★ It made law-breaking a habit for many, gangsters remained powerful.


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