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1

What was the nickname given to supporters of prohibition?

"Dries"

2

What law was passed in 1917 in support of prohibition?

18th Amendment

3

What did the 18th Amendment prohibit?

The manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol

4

What was the name of the law that legalized prohibition from January 1920?

The Volstead Act

5

How many prohibition agents were dismissed for corruption?

1 in 12 agents

6

Altogether, how many agents were there to enforce prohibition nationwide?

1250 agents

7

What was the name given to illegal bars that opened all over America?

speakeasies

8

How many speakeasies were there in the U.S. by 1930?

Approx. 250,000 speakeasies

9

What was the name given to illegal distilleries in the home, used to make alcohol?

"Stills"

10

What was the name of home-brewed illegal whisky?

Moonshine

11

What was the name of traders who illegally supplied alcohol to the US?

Bootleggers

12

Altogether approx. how much did organised gangs make from the sale of illegal alcohol ($)?

$2 billion

13

What was the name of the event in 1929 which saw AL Capone's men murder seven of rival Bugs Moran's gang?

The valentine Day Massacre

14

What year was prohibition ended?

December-33

15

How much did gangster Al Capone make a year from his speakeasies ($)?

$60 million