From exploring our website you can see that prohibition did more damage than when it was legal. It led to illegal transportation and selling of alcohol which influenced organized crime and put our nation under corruption. No matter what laws the government enforces it is inevitable that people will try to break it. People formed secretive underground bars called speakeasies and many people turned to the bootlegging business. Prohibition lasted for 13 years (1920 - 1933) and in those 13 years United States became a nation infested with crime. Police funding, arrests, thefts, burglaries, homicides, assaults, and battery increased dramatically over the course of those years. It is clear that the 18th amendment was not such a good idea to pass and the government made a good decision to amend the law that no one under the age of 21 shall drink a alcoholic beverage and that no one should operate any kind of machinery while under the influence. After prohibition was repealed there was a dramatic decrease in alcohol consumption and a dramatic decrease in crime rates. Most states agreed to repeal prohibition and only two states opposed it. This shows that our nation knew that prohibition was a big mistake but to every mistake there is always something learned from it.