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Prohibition

A history of America's prohibition era (1920-33), when alcohol was outlawed after the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1919. It was the culmination of a movement that began in the mid-19th century, but instead of truly banning booze it merely pushed it und (more…)

Premiered: October 2, 2011

Rating: TV-14

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Introducing PROHIBITION
00:32 — A quick look at Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new film, PROHIBITION, which covered the rise and fall of the 18th Amendment.
Ken Burns: National Constitution Center
01:16 — Ken Burns discusses civility and democracy at the National Constitution Center.
Last Call
05:03 — With the passage of the 18th Amendment, Prohibition became the law of the land.
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03:30 — Fiorella LaGuardia was a Republican Congressman of New York and critic of the Volstead Act.

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  • Premiered: October 2, 2011
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: A history of America's prohibition era (1920-33), when alcohol was outlawed after the passage of the 18th Amendment in 1919. It was the culmination of a movement that began in the mid-19th century, but instead of truly banning booze it merely pushed it und… (more)

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