By: Nicholas Gronemus

The 18th amendment to the US Constitution was to banned the manufacture, transportation, and the sale of alcohol. This was because many women were sick of their husbands coming home drunk every night. This banned lasted from 1920 to 1933 were it was then repealed from the Constitution with the 21st amendment on December 5, 1933.

Bootlegging and Speakeasies

Bootlegging was when people would sneak alcohol across borders into the US and int different states. This started the rise of gangs and gangsters in the US. Many gangsters made it a business to transport alcohol to speakeasies. Speakeasies were were many old buildings transformed in to secret rooms and buildings often hidden from police. These places was were people could come buy the alcohol and party without being caught by the police.