Prohibition

Prohibition Series
Genre: History
Premiere: 2011
Network: PBS
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Sessons: 1
Full Episodes: 3
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Throughout American history, heavy alcohol consumption has been a pervasive part of its national social character. However in the 1800s, a growing Temperance movement arose determined to oppose the destructive habit by any means necessary. This series tells the story of this crusade until it achieved its ultimate goal of passing the 18th Amendment of the US Constitution which imposed prohibition. After that victory, the series covers this social reform's disastrous unintended consequences that encouraged clandestine drinking and organized crime while undermining civil liberties and society's respect for the law in ways that still reverberate today.
Prohibition S01E03
Last Episode, 04 October 2011: Season 1, Episode 3: A Nation of Hypocrites
Conclusion. The factors that led to the end of prohibition are detailed, as the criminalization of alcohol feeds large profits into the coffers of criminal organizations and turns such gangsters as Al Capone into celebrities. Wealthy Pauline Sabin encourages the repeal of the 18th Amendment; and brings together women from all classes who support her position.
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Date Aired Prohibition Episodes
Season 1
02 October 2011 Season 1, Episode 1: A Nation of Drunkards
03 October 2011 Season 1, Episode 2: A Nation of Scofflaws
04 October 2011 Season 1, Episode 3: A Nation of Hypocrites