The Terrible Era Prohibition

January 16,1919 was the final day that Americans could buy alcohol. But nobody said they couldn't drink it.

Definition of Prohibition

  1. Prohibition is the legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, storage in barrels, bottles, transportation and sale of alcohol including alcoholic beverages. The term can also apply to periods in the histories of countries during which the prohibition of alcohol was enforced.
  2. Bootlegging, or rum-running, the illegal transport of alcoholic beverages. Bootlegging, the illegal operation of a speeder on a railway. Smuggling, the clandestine transportation of goods or persons.
  3. Speakeasy is an illicit liquor store or nightclub.
  4. Dries are a person in favor of the prohibition of alcohol.
  5. wets are people opposed to the prohibition of alcoholic beverages.

The Gangsters of Prohibition

1. Al Capone

2. Lucky Luciano

3. Meyer Lansky

4. Johnny Torrio

5. Arnold Rothstein

6.Bugs Moran

7.Enoch “Nucky” Johnson

8.Frank Nitti

9.Bugsy Segal

10.Giuseppe/ Joe Masseria

These guys were the biggest and baddest gangsters of that time. These men were not only bootleggers but they also were in prostitution,gambling,etc.

The Temperances

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