Speakeasies In The Great Gatsby

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Speakeasies and Bootlegging The big roar of the 1920’s was caused by the secret and silent violation of prohibition laws happening behind the scenes. The prohibition act passed in January 1920 caused many to roam to speakeasies where illegal liquor was sold and consumed. The name came from bartenders telling people to “speak easy” about the bars in public. They were kept hidden often claiming to sell soft drinks and coffee. To get into most speakeasies you would have to recite a password and once inside the party began, most speakeasies included jazz bands and flappers dancing, they were still cautious even drinking from tea cups in case the police barged in. The alcohol being supplied by the bootleggers. Bootlegging is
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