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Prohibition
Prohibition refers to the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was outlawed in the United States. During this period organized crime developed, importing alcohol from Canada, Mexico and from overseas.



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11/3/1917
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7/6/1932
8/1/1958
1/7/1963
1/7/1968
5/16/1971
3/24/1974 10¢
12/31/75 13¢
5/29/1978 15¢
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11/1/1981 20¢
2/17/1985 22¢
4/3/1988 25¢
2/3/1991 29¢
1/1/1995 32¢
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6/30/2002 37¢
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