Prohibition: KC ignored Prohibition during the 1920s, leading to an abundance of jazz clubs, brothels and gambling halls. This earned KC the moniker "The Paris of the Plains" after one journalist wrote "If you want to see some sin, forget Paris and head to Kansas City."

Bootlegging In America

New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer,

Bildergebnis für prohibition usa

Bildergebnis für prohibition usa

Bildergebnis für prohibition usa

Bildergebnis für prohibition usa

The Speakeasy - Grandaddy Roy (Leroy) would take Goppy Lil there after the horse races.  She was usually the only woman there!

Jewel in the Rough: the Townhouse/Del Monte Speakeasy

The Speakeasy: Women were also encouraged to frequent speakeasies and the number of women that were arrested of being in public rose dramatically.

Today in Social Sciences...: Prohibition and the consolidation of the mafia in the USA

Citizens in a bar celebrate the end of alcohol prohibition in the United States. December Luckily Susan La Flesche Picotte wasn't alive to see that all of her hard work toward ending the sale of alcohol ended

Good Omens: Prohibition USA by Eldanis on DeviantArt

Good Omens: Prohibition USA by Eldanis

Prohibition by the Numbers

Prohibition by the Numbers

Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period).This infographic spells out a history of attempts

1920s prohibition posters  This is another poster about prohibition. I chose it because it asks a great question. Are people willing to spend money on alcohol or on soldiers at war.

prohibition posters This poster played on the emotions of the citizens to either spend their spare and extra cash on drinks or funding soldiers. A rhetoric poster promoting prohibition which was most effective.