Historical Background 1

Historical Background to Game


The 18th amendment was passed on January 16th, 1919, as a national ban on all liquor. The Volstead Act was instated to enforce that the 18th amendment remained obeyed by deploying special Prohibition Agents. Many advocated for this Prohibition due to moral laws and dilemmas that they believed to hinder and harm citizens' health.


Many Americans found loopholes in this logic, as alcohol was still allowed for medical and religious purposes. Despite the efforts of the U.S. Government to prevent these loopholes by poisoning the medical and religious alcohol, people still found ways of distilling it into drinkable liquor. Even with this amendment being created to help Americans, many people still passed around alcohol and sold it in secret, as to not alert the authorities.