Prohibition: Banning Alcohol was a Bad Idea... - Rod Phillips

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Video

John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 02 April 2021

Dig into the Prohibition era in the United States, when the government banned the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol.

On January 17, 1920, less than one hour after spirits had become illegal throughout the United States, armed men robbed a Chicago freight train and made off with thousands of dollars worth of whiskey. It was a first taste of the unintended consequences of Prohibition. So what exactly was Prohibition, and why did it happen? Rod Phillips investigates this chapter of American history.

Lesson by Rod Phillips, directed by Gibbons Studio.
View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-happened-when-the-united-states-tried-to-ban-alcohol-rod-phillips

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TED-Ed. (2021, April 02). Prohibition: Banning Alcohol was a Bad Idea... - Rod Phillips. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2409/prohibition-banning-alcohol-was-a-bad-idea---rod-p/

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TED-Ed. "Prohibition: Banning Alcohol was a Bad Idea... - Rod Phillips." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Apr 2021. Web. 12 Jul 2024.

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