Prohibition (2011)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Law & Crime  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Ken Burns explores the history of America's prohibition era (1920-33), when alcohol was outlawed after the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1919. It was the culmination of a movement that began in the mid-19th century, but instead of truly banning booze it merely pushed it underground, giving birth to criminal organizations that traded in the commodity and turned ordinary men and women into outlaws.

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alcohol, amendment [Constitutional], Prohibition, temperance