Prohibition had a major downfall, not only did crimes increase, crime became organized. Criminal groups grew because of the enormous amount of money that would be made. Since liquor was no longer legally available, the public turned to gangsters who readily took on the bootlegging industry and supplied them with liquor. Criminal organizations had an immense benefit due to these alcohol seekers so much that they would do anything to defend their sales, territories, brand names, and labor contracts. As a result this lead to more and more gangs which lead to rivalries between gangs, and the profit motive was enough for these gang members to organize crime against each other.
The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages. Upon ratification of the amendment by the states, Congress voted its approval back in October 1919, and was ratified January 16th 1920.
Prohibition had two sides, either you were strongly supportive or you were vigorously against it. Elizabeth Cady Stanton born in 1815 played a main role in the women’s rights movement. Susan B Antony born 1820 was a prominent American civil rights and women's suffrage leader. Both Anthony and Stanton worked together. They were the beginners of women’s voice which led to the temperance movement. There were many supporters and some that just did the complete opposite. For example Alphonse Capone and George Reus; Capone was born in 1899,