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Jones Act Battles Bootlegging

Prohibition didn’t keep the American public from importing, exporting or consuming alcohol. Instead, it helped spawn an underground industry that would make millions. The war between the dry and wet crusaders would last over a decade. In a final effort to crack down on the widespread alcohol distribution, the U.S. Congress passed the Jones Act on March 2, 1929.

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