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The Roaring 20’s
By Liz Leathers
"It is more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones."
Nicknamed: "Silent Cal"
Once, when asked why he said so little in public, he replied, "I never felt sorry about something I didn't say."
Similar to Henry Ford, Hoover embodied the American Dream.
“The exaggerated idea the people have conceived of me. They have convictions that I am a sort of superman, that no problem is beyond my capacity, if some unprecedented calamity should come upon the nation… I would be sacrificed to the unreasoning disappointment of a people who expected too much.”–Herbert Hoover
“people were starving because of Herbert hoover” “My mother was out of work because of Herbert hoover” “men were killing themselves because of Herbert hoover and their fatherless children were being packed away to orphanages… because of Herbert hoover.”
A rakish young man who drove a fast car, parted his hair down the middle, and slicked it back with pomade
“when prohibition came… among those who could afford it, there was more drinking then ever before” the beautiful and damned
outlawed the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcoholic beverages, however it did not outlaw the actual drinking of alcohol. Enforcement fell to justice department.
Bootleggers paid of cops sheriffs and judges. In Cincinnati nearly the entire police force was on the payroll of bootlegger George Remus.
In Chicago nearly 800 gangsters died in shootouts with other gangsters during the 13 years of prohibition.
Some people set up fake churches and synagogues to get supplies of sacramental wine.
Bathtub gin: a mixture of ethanol, glycerin, juniper berry juice, and water
New York had about 5000 speakeasies in 1922 and 30,000 in 1927.
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