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Al Capone and Prohibition
Al Capone and Prohibition(13 Photos)
Learn about the gangster Al Capone and explore the era he lived in through images of prohibition, prisons, gang violence and much more.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Woodrow Wilson(19 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Woodrow Wilson
New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
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America Goes Dry with Prohibition
America Goes Dry with ProhibitionVideo Clip (2:35)
Video Clip (2:35)
From 1919 to 1933, the manufacture and sale of alcohol is banned in the United States.
The Many Moods of Al Capone
The Many Moods of Al CaponeVideo Clip (2:00)
Video Clip (2:00)
There's more than meets the eye to Al Capone, the Prohibition-era leader of organized crime in Chicago.
Gangster Al Capone Exploits Prohibition
Gangster Al Capone Exploits ProhibitionVideo Clip (2:41)
Video Clip (2:41)
Get a look at how Al Capone and the Mona Lisa club profited by selling bootleg beer.
Prohibition RaidVideo Clip (0:58)
Video Clip (0:58)
Police raid a Chicago garage containing 537 barrels of alcohol during the prohibition era.
The Birth of Bourbon
The Birth of BourbonVideo Clip (3:45)
Video Clip (3:45)
Follow the history of bourbon, and explore the distillation process at the Jim Beam distillery.
Bourbon and Moonshiners
Bourbon and MoonshinersVideo Clip (3:57)
Video Clip (3:57)
Follow the production of Kentucky bourbon from the Beam Family's famous Kentucky Bourbon created in 1795 to the illegal Moonshiners and backwoods stills of the prohibition era, in this video clip from Hands On History.
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
St. Valentine's Day MassacreVideo Clip (1:53)
Video Clip (1:53)
Valentine's Day in 1929 was one of the bloodiest days in mob history when seven men were gunned down in a Chicago garage. Al "Scarface" Capone rose to power after a rival gang was in shambles as a result of the killings. This event sparked outrage among the public and marked the eventual decline in organized violence but it will probably be most remembered for the holiday after which it was named: the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
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Read More about 18th and 21st Amendments
In 1920, the 18th Amendment to Constitution ushered in the Prohibition Era. The law was repealed 13 years later by the 21st Amdendment.Go
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