Why Prohibition Was Set Up to Fail Right From the Start

From the very beginning, prohibition was set up to fail. With only 1,500 agents charged with stopping the flow of alcohol into the U.S., most people continued drinking as they had done before. (1:55)

Tags

Latest Videos

Preview thumbnail for video'Why Henry VIII Blamed His Impotence on His Wife’s Looks
Why Henry VIII Blamed His Impotence on His Wife’s Looks (2:08)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Astonishing Spying Capabilities of This U.S. Satellite
The Astonishing Spying Capabilities of This U.S. Satellite (1:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'Investigating Evidence of Nazi Atrocities on British Soil
Investigating Evidence of Nazi Atrocities on British Soil (2:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'Surreal Footage of British Life Under Nazi Occupation
Surreal Footage of British Life Under Nazi Occupation (3:17)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Stinky Reputation of 17th-Century Versailles
The Stinky Reputation of 17th-Century Versailles (1:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the U.S. Was Distracted From Tackling the Spanish Flu
Why the U.S. Was Distracted From Tackling the Spanish Flu (3:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Archaeologists Are Digging Into the Lives of Jamestown's Enslaved People
How Archaeologists Are Digging Into the Lives of Jamestown's Enslaved People (3:19)
Preview thumbnail for video'Apollo 13's Intense Comms Blackout
Apollo 13's Intense Comms Blackout (3:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'How a Commoner Became the De Facto Ruler of Jamestown
How a Commoner Became the De Facto Ruler of Jamestown (3:34)