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Eighteenth Amendment Passed On January 16, 1919, the required 36 out of 48 states had ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution The result: Prohibition would come into effect a year later. A newspaper of the day heralds the news. In 1933, America's great social experiment ended when Twenty-First Amendment rescinded the Eighteenth Amendment.
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Added: 12th February 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Carl1957 on 2011-02-12 
That certainly was a bust.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-02-13 
Prohibition, while well intentioned, only succeeded in making crooks rich. When the public doesn't not want to accept a law restriction personal behavior, it is doomed.

People often say banning smoking would be as miserable a failure as banning booze was in the Prohibition era. I'm not sure it's quite the same thing. During the 1920s, people with items bought from a market and a bit of equipment easily obtained at a hardware store were able to distill booze in their own homes. Most people can't grow tobacco on their property.
Posted by: Music Maiden on 2011-02-13 
It is no different today with drugs. Look at all the violence in our streets over this.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2011-02-14 
I always find it puzzling that drug enforcement agents only seem to go after the big dealers. My solution regarding drugs would be to attack the small-timers. If person X is convicted of possessing illegal drugs, he got them from somewhere. If he doesn't reveal who his dealer is and where he can be found, his jail time should be automatically quadrupled.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2011-02-15 
Same as the so called War on Drugs today.
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