Prohibition agents breaking up the bar

ca. 1920-1933

After the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages became illegal in the United States. Prohibition agents often used force to stop the sale of alcohol in clandestine bars or “speakeasies.” Prohibition lasted from 1920 until 1933, when the 18th Amendment was repealed.

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