Vicki Wyllie
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Prohibition. And then came Capone, La Cosa Nostra, and the Chicago we al know and love.

Newspaper headlines announcing the voting in of Prohibition: this implemented a ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverage. Prohibition began in 1920 and ended in 1933

1920s prohibition posters: In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect with the passage of the 18th Amendment. Organized crime started to gain momentum as Mobsters such as Al Capone and Dutch Schultz began importing illegal alcohol and selling it to a public more than willing to break the law. An age of outlaw glamour and speakeasies continued for almost a decade.

Organized crime started to gain momentum as Mobsters such as Al Capone and Dutch Schultz began importing illegal alcohol and selling it to a public more.