Prohibition And Corruption Paper

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“The Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors” in the United States” (HIST Third Edition, 2014). Prohibition swiftly created bootleggers, speakeasies, moonshine, bathtub gin, and smuggling supplies of alcohol across state lines. “In 1927, there were an estimated 30,000 illegal speakeasies--twice the number of legal bars before Prohibition” (Prohibition, 2015). Prohibition also promoted corruption and contempt for law and law enforcement among large amounts of society. “Harry Daughtery, attorney general, accepted bribes from bootleggers. George Remus, a Cincinnati bootlegger, had a thousand salesmen on his payroll, many of them police officers. He estimated that half

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