The Prohibition Era

CRISIS COMMITTEE

Welcome to the 1920s! Ever since the end of World War I, it’s been nonstop party time—until now. With the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act, on January 17th, 1920, the law mandates all partying must be “dry.” Prohibition has become federally enforced across all of the forty-eight states, and while the rich rush to fill their cellars with their own private stocks of liquor and wine, working-class alcohol consumers turn to fermented grape juice, medicinal wine, and “bathtub gin.” The advent of illegal bootleggers, moonshiners, and crime syndicates has produced some of the most famous and violent mobsters in American history. As federal, state, and local law enforcement struggle to enforce the ban, crime runs rampant in some of America’s biggest cities. So the question for you is how will history play out this time? Will mobsters take control of America’s metropolises, will the rule of law be the champion of the day, or has the gray area between who is on which side gone too far already?

 

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VICE CHAIR

HEAD CHAIR

CRISIS LEAD

Alexis Lam

Dana Kriebel

Kris Bergajo