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1

When was alcohol banned across the USA?

1920

2

In the first 5 year how many speakeasies did agents raid?

3000

3

Name a famous bootlegging business?

Al Capone

4

What did Al Capone do to policeman and politicians?

Bribed them

5

How many people did Al Capone employ?

About 1000 men in a private army

6

Due to alcohol becoming a big issue what were people prepared to do?

Break the law

7

What were prohibition agents?

Out numbered and under paid so some took bribes

8

What caused prohibition?

Woman and religious groups as they though alcohol was "the demon drink"

9

Name two famous agents

Moe Smith
Izzy Einstein

10

What people do?

Made moonshine and some were bootlegging

11

How many speakeasies were across USA?

200,000

12

Who wanted prohibition?

The Anti-Saloon league
Woman's Christian temperance Union

13

Due to Prohibition how many murders were their?

227 in 4 years most famous on st valentines day massacre in 1929

14

What were people known as if they supported prohibition?

Dries

15

What was the volstead Act?

Liquor containing 0.5% alcohol was forbidden