Prohibition's Roots And Many Far-Reaching Consequences
In 1920, American faced perhaps its greatest challenge toward a peaceful existence: Prohibition. Instituted via the 18th amendment also known as the Volstead Act, lovers of beer, wine, and whiskey faced 13 years of sobriety. Of course, where there’s a will, there’s a way and Prohibition gave birth to speakeasies, bootlegging, and home brewing.
Ironically, the effects of banning the divine nectars can be seen today in NASCAR, trendy “speakeasies,” and the massive growth of homebrew beer kits. Prohibition also gave rise to Al Capone, a Whiskey Rebellion, and a reboot of the Klu Klux Klan. Obviously, alcohol has a time and place called life so here are all the far-reaching effects of banning booze.