Prohibitionists Pour Alcohol Into Sewers Ca. 1920Unknown - 1920
In 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution made the production, sale, and transportation of alcohol illegal. Prohibitionists gathered in public places to pour confiscated alcohol down sewers. Prohibition went into effect in 1920 and lasted until 1933, when it was repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment. This newsreel from Great Britain mocks Prohibition, asking "Can it happen here"?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , 
Copyright Date: ©1920
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