For 13 long years, Americans couldn't get a drink. Not legally. The 18th Amendment banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor, and as of Jan. 17, 1920, Prohibition began.
Until the 21st Amendment was enacted on Dec. 5, 1933, legalizing alcohol again, Americans had to find other ways to enjoy a cold one (or three), which led to bootlegging and other crimes.
These 13 years shaped the country in more ways than one. From the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression, Americans were undergoing serious changes. Take a look at how this period in time shaped some of America's largest cities then and now.