Prohibition: 90 years since bootlegging became cool

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Bootlegging was written into the U.S. constitution 90 years ago today. On January 16, 1920, the prohibitionists finally got what they had been fighting for decades: the federal government had banned the manufacture and sale of alcohol. The prohibition movement had be active since 1810 and its legacy is still visible today.

Tom Fleming, historian and author of the new book, ?The Intimate Lives of Our Founding Fathers? tells us bout the long road that the prohibitionists took to get to their ultimate goal, and how it changed our entire culture.

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