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A Nation of Hypocrites

By the late 1920s, many Americans believe that Prohibition has failed.

A Nation of Scofflaws

In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect and millions of citizens become lawbreakers.

A Nation of Drunkards

PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.

About Prohibition

PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Prohibition was intended to protect all Americans from the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. But, paradoxically, the enshrining of a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality.

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