By Jerrin Jacob 6th Period
5 Basic Facts
- Businesses that illegally sold alcohol beverages when alcohol was illegal in the United States.
- They were called "Speakeasies" because it was a code word.
- Speakeasies were usually located in the north. Mostly in Chicago.
- Some speakeasies had sold alcohol in coffee cups.
- Many speakeasies had membership cards in order to purchase their beverages.
- New York City nearly had 100,00 speakeasy clubs.
- Chicago had nearly 7000 speakeasy clubs in the roaring twenties.
- A lot of government officials went to speakeasies, though it was illegal.
- The "lower class" people who could not afford high quality liquor, were sold poisoned alcohol.
- Al Capone had an income of $60 million per year just from speakeasies.
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