How Did The Mob Drink In The 1920's

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In 1920’s Chicago the United States of America was in turmoil. The federal government had outlawed the sale, distribution, and production of any type of alcoholic beverage. This set the scene for folks of all varieties of people to strike it rich, especially mobsters and gangsters.
These mobs could get a hold of liquor from many countries, especially Canada and have it imported right under the Coast Guard’s nose. The liquor would then go into abandoned warehouses until it could be sold to the public. The mobsters would tip off law enforcement agents with large amounts of money because a vast majority of men can be controlled with enough cash no matter how wrong it may be. This is the reason why the mob could get away with most of the things …show more content…

The liquor would be taken to places such as pharmacies, secret bars/pubs, general stores, and similar stores. The liquor would not be put on shelves for display but would be sold to people who asked for alcoholic beverages.
During transportation, the vehicles carrying illegal alcohol could be robbed by rival gangs. The rivals could steal the booze and sell it as their own to make a profit which would leave the mob who originally had liquor out of luck and without a profit. This would spark gang wars which would tear cities apart. Aside of bootlegging, the mobs committed many other illegal acts including murder, theft, and managing prostitution rings.
The Untouchables is a TV series based on 1920’s Chicago and is about the most infamous gangster of all time, Al Capone. Capone was notourious for smooth business deals in making maximum profit as well as keeping the peace, until he was crossed. The Untouchables is quite an interesting series, It’s full of action packed scenes that keep the viewer on the edge of their seat! Most of the information portrayed is historically accurate and the actors play their parts perfectly, accent and all! It does give a prime example of what mob life and civilian life in 1920’s Chicago was

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