I remember learning about the Prohibition Era in my high school history class, but I must not have been paying very close attention since I missed so many of these incredible facts about life during the ban.
Of course, I know about speakeasies, black market hooch, and how Al Capone had his heyday after the 18th Amendment went into effect onJanuary 16, 1920, but have to admit I also had no idea just how it lasted so long before the 21st Amendment came along to repeal it.
It’s fun to look back on all the sneaky ways people tried to get their fix, like the creative “cow shoes” bootleggers used to fool police officers on their trail.
There was alsoobviously a downside for those imbibing “bathtub gin” or moonshine made withshady, unregulated practices but you might be surprised by what really caused the deadliest damage.
Take a look and let us know in the comments if we missed any surprising Prohibition facts you’ve heard.
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1. It Wasn’t Actually Illegal To Drink Alcohol
2. World War I Led To The Ban
3. Tons Of People Died From Drinking “Bathtub Gin”
4. Several States Ignored The Amendment
5. Doctors Could Prescribe Whiskey
6. Breweries Found Clever Ways To Keep The Lights On
7. Dive Bars Were Called “Blind Pigs”
8. Teetotalers Wanted To Re-Write The Bible
9. Booze Cruises Became Popular
10. Bootlegging Court Cases Could Get Complicated
11. You Can Still Visit Several Speakeasies
12. The Great Depression Led To Its Repeal