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Prohibition

Video thumbnail: Prohibition Adolphus Busch

Prohibition

Adolphus Busch

Adolphus Busch was the biggest brewer of his day.

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Adolphus Busch

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Al Capone Beer Wars

Prohibition

Al Capone Beer Wars

Gang violence of Chicago's bootleggers escalates

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Al Capone Beer Wars

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Al Capone Downfall

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Al Capone Downfall

Al Capone is finally caught by the government for failing to file income tax

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Al Capone Downfall

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Al Capone Murder to Massacre

Prohibition

Al Capone Murder to Massacre

On Feb. 14, 1929, seven men are gunned down and the public is incensed.

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Al Capone Murder to Massacre

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Eliza Jane Thompson

Prohibition

Eliza Jane Thompson

Eliza Jane Thompson led a group of women in prayer while protesting in front of saloons

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Eliza Jane Thompson

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Fiorella LaGuardia

Prohibition

Fiorella LaGuardia

Fiorella LaGuarida was a NY congressman and critic of Prohibition

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Fiorella LaGuardia

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition George Remus The Circle

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George Remus The Circle

George Remus, a Chicago lawyer became king of the bootleggers.

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George Remus The Circle

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition George Remus The Primrose Path

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George Remus The Primrose Path

George Remus is caught by the government then put on trial

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George Remus The Primrose Path

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Georgetown Bootlegging

Prohibition

Georgetown Bootlegging

Don Ward talks about hiding illegal alcohol in Arlington Cemetery

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Georgetown Bootlegging

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Hyperpartisan Politics A Genuine American

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Hyperpartisan Politics A Genuine American

The 1928 Presidental election was a bitter battle of dirty politics directed at Al Smith.

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Hyperpartisan Politics A Genuine American

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Hyperpartisan Politics Two Americas

Prohibition

Hyperpartisan Politics Two Americas

1924 Democratic convention set the stage for rural vs. urban America

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Hyperpartisan Politics Two Americas

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Immigration in PROHIBITION America Multi Ethnic Nation

Prohibition

Immigration in PROHIBITION America Multi Ethnic Nation

More folks lived in cities then the country in the beginning of the 20th century.

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Immigration in PROHIBITION America Multi Ethnic Nation

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Immigration the Immigrant Invasion

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Immigration the Immigrant Invasion

Native born Americans were distrustful of immigrants and their traditions.

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Immigration the Immigrant Invasion

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Immigration The Time is Now

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Immigration The Time is Now

With the passage of the income tax the Government no longer needed the tax from Alcohol

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Immigration The Time is Now

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Introduction to Nation of Drunkards

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Introduction to Nation of Drunkards

Alcoholism was rampant in the 19th century.

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Introduction to Nation of Drunkards

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Ken Burns: National Constitution Center

Prohibition

Ken Burns: National Constitution Center

Ken Burns discusses civility and democracy at the National Constitution Center.

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Ken Burns: National Constitution Center

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Ken Burns: The Prohibition Idea

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Ken Burns: The Prohibition Idea

Ken Burns discusses Episode One of his upcoming film, PROHIBITION.

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Ken Burns: The Prohibition Idea

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Last Call

Prohibition

Last Call

January 16, 1920 the 18th Amendment came into effect.

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Last Call

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea

Prohibition

Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea

Lynn Novick discusses Episode One of her upcoming film, PROHIBITION

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Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Neal Dow

Prohibition

Neal Dow

An early prohibitionist, Neal Dow was the wealthy mayor of Portland, Maine.

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Neal Dow

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition New York Cordial Stores

Prohibition

New York Cordial Stores

Lou Alpern sold alcohol at his NYC cordial stores with the help of bribed policemen

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New York Cordial Stores

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition PREVIEW: JAZZ AGE

Prohibition

PREVIEW: JAZZ AGE

Ken Burns and Wynton Marsalis talk about putting together the score for PROHIBITION

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PREVIEW: JAZZ AGE

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Video thumbnail: Prohibition Roots of PROHIBITION Absolute Shall

Prohibition

Roots of PROHIBITION Absolute Shall

The problem of drink would have to be overcome through legislation

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Roots of PROHIBITION Absolute Shall

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