By: Kelly Huben and Karina Mata
The Culture of Prohibition
The Laws That Made Prohibition
The rural areas strongly supported prohibition but, the cities did not. In order to get alcohol people would make it in there bathtubs or homes. Eventually the people realized that Prohibition was not working. In 1933 the 21st amendment was ratified repealing the 18th amendment.
"Dry and Wet Counties"
When the prohibition came to be there was people for and against it. Those groups were called dry or wet counties. Dry counties are the people who supported prohibition. Wet counties are those who opposed it. 10% of the area of the US is dry.
Ways People Rebeled
The prohibition act made more crimes come in place such as bootlegging. Bootlegging is making and selling illegal alcohol. Members of organized crimes would use bootlegging for their profits to gain influence in businesses, labor, and unions and government. There were also rum runners same as bootlegging.
Speakeasy are hidden bars and high proof hideaways. Speakeasy are for the people who are rich and want to drink. People would need a password to get in and the doors are not visible only to the people that know its there. Al Capone owned most of the speakeasies. Also he usually made speakeasy to take peoples money and make profit for himself.