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The story of Prohibition's rise and fall is a compelling saga that goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies, to reveal a complicated and divided nation in the throes of momentous transformation.
Watch the first minutes of episode one 'A Nation of Drunkards.'
In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect and millions of citizens become lawbreakers.
By the late 1920s, many Americans believe that Prohibition has failed.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their film, Prohibition.
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