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It Didn't Take Long for Americans to Forget about Prohibition

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It Didn't Take Long for Americans to Forget about Prohibition

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In 1933, Congress ended Prohibition. Within four hours of the repeal, beer was being loaded onto the trucks of companies like Schlitz beverages, on their way to consumers.

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At the turn of the 20th century, 29 million Americans are working and 40% of them are farmers. Over the decades, factories expand like never before, two world wars speed up technological change, and by the 1950s, American workers have the highest wages and consumer power of any country in the world. This is the story of the men and women who built the American Dream, presented entirely in color through digitally remastered archival footage and home movies.

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