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Watch Prohibition, where average citizens became lawbreakers.
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In 1924 the Boston Herald held a contest for a word that captured the nations hypocracy
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Pete Hamill: Defying Authority
Pete Hamill talks about defying authority.
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Michael Lerner: Regulating Society
How much can we regulate society?
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Margot Loines Wilkie: On Dating
Margot Loines Wilkie discusses the changing sexual mores of the 1920's.
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Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea
Lynn Novick discusses episode one of Prohibition.
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Ken Burns: Civility and Democracy
Ken Burns discusses civility and democracy at the National Constitution Center.
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The 1924 Democratic convention set the stage for rural vs. urban America.
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The Immigrant Invasion
Native born Americans were distrustful of immigrants and their traditions.
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Al Capone Murder to Massacre
On Feb. 14, 1929, seven men are gunned down and the public is incensed.
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The Good Bootlegger
Roy Olmstead, a Seattle police officer turned to bootlegging and made a fortune.
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With the Volstead Act, ordinary criminals became wealthy selling illegal alcohol.
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George Remus The Primrose Path
George Remus is caught by the government then put on trial.
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New York Cordial Stores
Lou Alpern sold alcohol at his NYC cordial stores with the help of bribed policemen.
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Satan's Seat (NYC)
New York was Prohibition's biggest challenge.
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Neither the states nor the federal government wanted to fund Prohibition.
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Boats would wait out at sea until nightfall to bring in illegal alcohol.
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The Time is Now
With the passage of the 16th Amendment, the Goverment no longer needed taxes from Alcohol
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Carry Nation vandalized saloons across Kansas in 1900.
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The Anti Saloon League made Prohibition into a wedge issue in elections.
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Wayne Wheeler was the general counsel for the Anti-Saloon League.
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America, A Multi-Ethnic Nation
More folks lived in cities then the country in the beginning of the 20th century.
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Saloons served many functions during the 19th century for men, especially for immigrants.
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Extended Look | The Eighteenth Amendment
Prohibition explores the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.
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