A psychosis swept across America in the early 20th century leading enough lawmakers to agree with enough angry, often hatchet-wielding temperance activists to pass the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibiting the sale, manufacture, distribution and consumption of alcohol. The prohibition era was born – as was modern organized crime. Yet alcohol continued to flow between December 18th, 1917 and February 20th, 1933, as if no booze ban had ever been imposed. Some of the illicit liquor was brewed in bathtubs or served from stockpiles. Other thirsty, sober Americans turned to a new breed of scofflaw: the rumrunner, the gin jockey … the bootlegger!