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Prohibition is a great idea, if you are Al Capone

On January 16, 1919 the 18th Amendment, authorizing Prohibition, went into effect in the United States. The home of the free took a beating that day, and it opened the door for such mobster's as Al Capone to make $100,000,000 (100 million dollars) a year at a time when most folks made $1,000 a year.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org

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Do you know what the real "Real McCoy" is?

Bill McCoy was a bootlegger well known for selling quality imported goods: the "real McCoy."

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_S._McCoy

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Alcohol is a problem, but it's not the only problem.

So confident were some people that alcohol was the cause of virtually all crime that, on the eve of Prohibition, some towns actually sold their jails.


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