From 1920 to 1933 the United States had a prohibition on all alcohol. It was brought by the 18th Amendment. This is what started all the underground alcohol stills and all the big gang organizations that sold alcohol illegally.
Dec. 21, 1933: From the Mid-Week Pictorial. Americans visiting Paris celebrated the end of Prohibition in the United States in a “real two-fisted manner,” its original caption stated. Photo: The New York Times