Rum Runners

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Prohibition began on January 6, 1920 when the 18th amendment went into affect. It was a period of time when the United States made it illegal to sell, produce, import, and transport alcoholic beverages. It was a nationwide constitutional ban that was in place from 1920 to 1933. Which many people seem to disagree upon.

Early January 1930’s, before Prohibition ended, was a time when people were getting killed because of alcohol. There were Rum Runners who were people that smuggled alcoholic beverages over water. People in the coast would get the alcohol from the Carribean and other places away from the United States by ship. It was a political whitewash. The people killing rum runners was the Coast Guard. No one got caught up until the end were it kept happening more and more.

 

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  1. ARALE. on December 10th, 2014 9:54 pm

    Unfortunately, the Eighteenth Amendment was too strict and people loved alcohol. Therefore, the Twenty-first Amendment was created to repeal the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

  2. SavySo_Vicious on December 12th, 2014 1:52 pm

    I agree with the first comment. The eighteenth amendment was too strict and now that alcohol was so popular it was hard to keep the amendment enforced. Good thing they came up with an age restriction. I hope they soon do something like this for cigarrettes to stop most of population from blakening their lungs more and more by the pack.

  3. oceanmtnsky on December 12th, 2014 2:15 pm

    Do you think the age limit of 18 for cigarettes which has been the law for years does anything to stop kids from smoking. We are moving in the opposite direction today from Prohibition by legalizing, regulating and taxing unhealthy choices such as smoking and drinking. I just heard on the radio this morning that new ant-smoking ads geared towards teens and young adults is getting the message across by showing graphic depictions of true health stories of smokers. When the negative affects of smoking are obvious people think twice and self regulate.

  4. aaronv067 on December 15th, 2014 4:48 pm

    Wow! I never knew people were getting killed because they were smuggling alcohol over seas. Thats very harsh! I feel like people were just in deep crises and trying to make easy money, and the coast guards should not of killed the them.

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