Prohibition

Events

prohibition itself

1920 - 1933

This is how long prohibition lasted.

Purple Gang

1920 - 1930

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.

New president

Mar 4, 1921 - 1923

Warren G.Harding is elected twenty-ninth president, and dies in 1923.

New President

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.

Al Capone

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repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol on January 16, 1919.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.

Prohibition Ends

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.