The prohibition of alcohol was of some importance in the early 1900's. The Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the transportation of, importation of, and sale of alcohol. In 1933, the Twenty-First Amendment repealed this Amendment and legalized alcohol again. One of the reasons this was done was because the black market for liquor was booming even more so when it was outlawed. There was even less control when it was outlawed, than when it was legal. Now a days, this is a moot point as alcohol is legal for anyone over twenty-one years of age.
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