Prohibition In Shakespeare's Prince Hamlet

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In one of Shakespeare's finest plays, the tragic hero Prince Hamlet, comments“ ...how infinite in faculty...” mankind is. Given a problem, a solution will be found with our never-ending resources, ingenuity, and in some cases, fueled by an unwavering desire to make money. From 1919 to 1933, the United States was blanketed by the scourge of Prohibition. Prohibition was a legal ban which outlawed everything alcoholic: the sale, transporting, and the production of the intoxicant. But, with some ingenuity, a shoe, and some pieces of wood, bootleggers devised a method to keep their customers satisfied, while outsmarting the authorities.

The ban on alcohol didn't quench the American thirst for spirits. Moonshiners and bootleggers, who illegally

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