The war (WWI) is going on and Woodrow Wilson just wrote the 18th Amendment (1920), which prohibits manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors! No more saloons for me!
Well, as part of the Dry movement, I believe no alcohol, which is America's curse, will strengthen families, lower crime, and improve our national character!
It sounds like a good idea, but prohibition only lasted until 1933, what went wrong?
During Prohibition, people like me, who owned places like saloons, breweries, and distilleries went out of business. We also had to fire our employees. On top of that, restaurants and theaters were also impacted negatively! This seriously tanked the economy!
I hope nobody finds out I have been buying bootleg liquor... besides, the 18th amendment calls for a ban on manufacturing alcohol, not drinking it!
Mr. Capone, are you in there..? I want my goods...
Hello Fellow Americans, I am Franklin D. Roosevelt and I know you are all fed up with Prohibition. Crime and bribery has increased among many other negative factors. I will create the 21 Amendment which will repeal the 18th Amendment!