The Prohibition era in the United States, which lasted from 1920 to 1933, was a time of great social and cultural change. The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages, was intended to reduce crime and improve public health. However, it had the unintended consequence of creating a lucrative market for illegal alcohol, which was supplied by a network of bootleggers.
The Prohibition era saw the rise of several notable names. On the pro-prohibition side, names like Wayne Wheeler, Carrie Nation, and Billy Sunday gained fame for their efforts to outlaw alcohol. Meanwhile, on the anti-prohibition side, figures like Al Capone, Meyer Lansky and George Remus became infamous for their involvement in bootlegging and organized crime.