Extras

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    Prohibition

    A Genuine American

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

    A Genuine American

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    Prohibition

    Al Capone Downfall

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

    Al Capone Downfall

    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.

    Al Capone Murder to Massacre

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    Prohibition

    Fiorella LaGuardia

    Fiorella LaGuarida was a NY congressman and critic of Prohibition.

    Fiorella LaGuardia

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition Pauline Sabin

    Prohibition

    Pauline Sabin

    Pauline Sabin was founder of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform.

    Pauline Sabin

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    Prohibition

    The Goons

    With the Volstead Act, ordinary criminals became wealthy selling illegal alcohol.

    The Goons

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition George Remus The Primrose Path

    Prohibition

    George Remus The Primrose Path

    George Remus is caught by the government then put on trial.

    George Remus The Primrose Path

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    Prohibition

    Federal Funding

    Neither the states nor the federal government wanted to fund Prohibition.

    Federal Funding

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    Prohibition

    Washington, D.C. Mass March

    In 1913 Prohibitionists marched on Washington, D.C. to demand a Prohibition Amendment.

    Washington, D.C. Mass March

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    Prohibition

    Last Call

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

    Last Call

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition Lois Long

    Prohibition

    Lois Long

    Lois Long, pen-name 'Lipstick,' wrote about speakeasies for the New Yorker.

    Lois Long

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    Prohibition

    Neal Dow

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

    Neal Dow

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    Prohibition

    Absolute Shall

    The problem of drink would have to be overcome through legislation.

    Absolute Shall

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition Frances Willard & Mary Hanchett Hunt

    Prohibition

    Frances Willard & Mary Hanchett Hunt

    The history of Frances Willard and Mary Hanchett Hunt in the WCTU.

    Frances Willard & Mary Hanchett Hunt

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    Prohibition

    Terribly Wonderful

    Saloons served many functions during the 19th century for men, especially for immigrants.

    Terribly Wonderful

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    Prohibition

    Official Trailer 2

    Discover the true story of America's "Great Experiment" in PROHIBITION.

    Official Trailer 2

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea

    Prohibition

    Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea

    Lynn Novick discusses episode one of Prohibition.

    Lynn Novick: The Prohibition Idea

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition Ken Burns: Civility and Democracy

    Prohibition

    Ken Burns: Civility and Democracy

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

    Ken Burns: Civility and Democracy

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    Prohibition

    Clip: Episode 1 | Intro

    Watch the first minutes of episode one 'A Nation of Drunkards.'

    Clip: Episode 1 | Intro

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    Prohibition

    The Gender Barrier is Broken

    Sexual mores start to change for Women during Prohibition.

    The Gender Barrier is Broken

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition Whispering Wires

    Prohibition

    Whispering Wires

    Roy Olmstead is caught in a wiretapping sting and sentenced to four years hard labor.

    Whispering Wires

    Video thumbnail: Prohibition George Remus The Circle

    Prohibition

    George Remus The Circle

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

    George Remus The Circle

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    Prohibition

    Mabel Walker Willebrandt

    Ms. Willebrandt was the Asst. Attny Gen. in charge of Prohibition enforcement.

    Mabel Walker Willebrandt

    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.

    New York Cordial Stores

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