On Dec. 5, 1933, the 18th Amendment was repealed and Prohibition ended in the United States. This national ban on the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol started in 1920. Crime had new meaning and the police were busy raidin bosspeakeasies and arresting bootleggers and rumrunners. Opinions were very divided on this issue, as there were people celebrating at the beginning and at the end of the era.
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From Globe archives: Prohibition in Massachusetts
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