Miamians have always had trouble turning down another drink, even during Prohibition. Three years after the 18th Amendment banned intoxicating liquors in 1919, a Miami ship headed for New York was raided of its 36,000 bottles of hooch. Fed up with the Magic Citys enterprising alkies, Uncle Sam sent an imposing Coast Guard fleet to stop up the countrys most gaping influx of booze. Finally, in 1927, police shut down dozens of Miami Beach speakeasies.
But what led the United States to outlaw alcohol,... More >>>