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        The Goons | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Prohibition

        The rise of organized crime was a drawback of Prohibition that the drys had not seen coming. With the Volstead Act, the law that enforced the 18th Amendment (which established prohibition in the US), ordinary criminals became wealthy by selling illegal alcohol.

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