BANS AND PROHIBATION
Alchohol in the 1920s
- Increased crime rates and gangs in the cities.
- Jobs loss
- Government refused to provide compensation
- Medical system is abused. ( more on this later)
- Illegal sales were continued.
- People set up 'stalls' for people to drink; They are called 'speakeasies.'
- people began smuggling alcohol into the USA.
So, What is a 'Speakeasy?' How do you go in?
To buy alcohol- without getting in trouble with the law is to buy it for exceptional purposes- that includes scientific, medical, industrialized and others.
A person can CLAIM to be ill and still get alcohol.
To enter a speakeasy, you will have to say a given password to the doorman to ensure undercover agents won't get in. In the event of a police raid, some pubs even have master switches- a switch that can turn off the lights- and destroy evidence.
What is life like in the pubs?
How do you transport these things?
Even on land, the bottles are hidden beneath floors of vehicles. There would be no surprise at the possibility of a bribe- where even the police and other figures of authority were assisting in the transport- all done in the cover of darkness.