Alcohol prohibition was a period from 1920 to 1933 in the United States of America where the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating beverages was made illegal.
The national prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States of America lasted from January 16, 1920 to December 5, 1933. This period of time has become known as the “Noble Experiment,” a phrase coined by President Herbert Hoover. Alcohol prohibition was instituted by the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which stated, “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.” The Volstead Act was put into place for the purpose of enforcing this constitutional amendment. The experiment was meant to alleviate the various social ills that many perceived alcoholic...
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