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Clip: Episode 1 | Intro
Watch the first minutes of episode one 'A Nation of Drunkards.'
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The Gender Barrier is Broken
Sexual mores start to change for Women during Prohibition.
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A Genuine American
The 1928 Presidental election was a bitter battle of dirty politics directed at Al Smith.
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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 Murder to Massacre
On Feb. 14, 1929, seven men are gunned down and the public is incensed.
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Fiorella LaGuarida was a NY congressman and critic of Prohibition.
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Pauline Sabin was founder of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform.
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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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Neither the states nor the federal government wanted to fund Prohibition.
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Washington, D.C. Mass March
In 1913 Prohibitionists marched on Washington, D.C. to demand a Prohibition Amendment.
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January 16, 1920 the 18th Amendment came into effect.
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Lois Long, pen-name 'Lipstick,' wrote about speakeasies for the New Yorker.
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An early prohibitionist, he was the wealthy mayor of Portland, Maine.
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The problem of drink would have to be overcome through legislation.
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Frances Willard & Mary Hanchett Hunt
The history of Frances Willard and Mary Hanchett Hunt in the WCTU.
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Saloons served many functions during the 19th century for men, especially for immigrants.
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Official Trailer 2
Discover the true story of America's "Great Experiment" in PROHIBITION.
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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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Roy Olmstead is caught in a wiretapping sting and sentenced to four years hard labor.
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George Remus The Circle
George Remus, a Chicago lawyer became king of the bootleggers.
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Mabel Walker Willebrandt
Ms. Willebrandt was the Asst. Attny Gen. in charge of Prohibition enforcement.
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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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