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Prohibition most commonly refers to the period of American history from 1920-1933 when the sale and production of alcohol was banned by the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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To what extent was prohibition supported by the American public?

I read an answer here that said the prohibition was imposed on cities against their will. A bit of research on Google seem to say that it was pushed through because people didn't realize even wine ...
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During the U.S. Prohibition, how did they get away with drinking alcohol?

I have heard about countless stories talking about people drinking during the Prohibition. How was this possible? How did they get away with drinking alcohol without getting caught?