Prohibition During The Progressive Era

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In the United States, anyone who is over the age of 21 is allowed to purchase and consume alcohol. During the Progressive Era, prohibition led to the outlawing of alcohol. The Eighteenth Amendment in 1920 declared that the production, sale and transportation of alcohol was illegal. During prohibition a well known gangster known as Al Capone made approximately 60 million dollars a year by selling alcohol illegally. The Black Market for alcohol sales made for a very dangerous and violent prohibition. It is estimated that Al Capone and his men killed 300-500 men and women during this time. To keep himself from from getting caught by local and federal law enforcement, Al Capone would pay officers to look the other way. George Remus is another

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