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I hear you calling me! by Charles Henry Sykes (1882-1942)

The 18th amendment to the United States Constitution, 1920-1933, prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages. It put legal brewers out of business. At first there was public support but within a short time normally law-abiding citizens were being arrested for frequenting bathtub ginworks, basement stills, and speakeasies. The unintended consequence was bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, racketeering, gang warfare, and organized crime.

By 1932, there were groups demanding the end to Prohibition; Americans Against the Prohibition Amendment and the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform. It was an election year and the public outcry for repeal was heard.

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