This series, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the era it encompassed.Visit Prohibition Website
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By the late 1920s, many Americans believe that Prohibition has failed.
In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect and millions of citizens become lawbreakers.
PROHIBITION tells the story of the rise and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment.
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Adolphus Busch was the biggest brewer of his day.
Gang violence of Chicago's bootleggers escalates
Al Capone is finally caught by the government for failing to file income tax
On Feb. 14, 1929, seven men are gunned down and the public is incensed.
Eliza Jane Thompson led a group of women in prayer while protesting in front of saloons
Fiorella LaGuarida was a NY congressman and critic of Prohibition
George Remus, a Chicago lawyer became king of the bootleggers.
George Remus is caught by the government then put on trial
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A look at PROHIBITION
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discuss their upcoming film, PROHIBITION
A 3 minute look at PROHIBITION
A sneak peek of PROHIBITION
Discover the true story of America's "Great Experiment" in PROHIBITION. Premieres 10/2.
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