The roots of organized crime during the 1920s are tied directly to national prohibition. For many americans the growth of cities the rise of a consumer culture and the so called revolution in morals and manners represented a liberation from the restrictions of the countrys victorian past.
The 1920s and organized crime the 1920s was a decade of exciting social changes and reflective cultural conflicts.
Organized crime 1920. Bulletproof car bodies specialized wheels and other upgrades were part of the mob lifestyle. In january of 1920 the american government banned the sale and supply of alcohol the government thought that this would curb crime and violence prohibition did not achieve its goals leading more toward higher crime rates and excessive violence. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s a wave of anti alcohol sentiment swept the united states.
Keeping it classy though was the fact that most mobsters enjoyed driving dusenbergs and cadillacs. The age of prohibition on 16 january 1920 the eighteenth amendment to the constitution came into force making it illegal to sell alcohol. It was organized crime who supplied the booze.
One of the most surprising facts about organized crime in the 1920s is that mobsters were the first ones to modify their cars. Was the 1920s a decade of organised crime and corruption.