The Purple Gang was Detroit's most notorious organized crime gang in the 1920s and 1930s. Led most often by members of the Bernstein family. the Purple gang is one of the many examples of gangs during this time.
Start of Prohibition
Jan 29, 1920
Beer is now Illegal, and the 18th amendment which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors–ushered in a period in American history, now officially started prohibition.
Mar 4, 1921 - 1923
Warren G.Harding is elected twenty-ninth president, and dies in 1923.
Nov 17, 1923 - 1929
Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, hours after the death of President Warren G. Harding.
May 16, 1926
Al Capone is blamed for the murder of prosecutor, Billy McSwiggin
St. Valentines day Massacre
Feb 14, 1929
The St.Valentine's Day massacre takes place in Chicago between two gangs.
Al capone is sent to jail
May 4, 1932
Al capone is sent to Atlanta penitentiary is Gerogia, he was one of the biggest bootleggers during the prohibitoin era
Twenty-First amendment is passed
Feb 21, 1933
repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol on January 16, 1919.
Beer is Legal
April 17, 1933
Beer is now legal for purchase all throughout the United States.
Dec 5, 1933
After the repeal of the 18th Amendment, some states continued Prohibition by maintaining statewide temperance laws. Mississippi, the last dry state in the Union, ended Prohibition in 1966.