In January of 1919 the Eighteenth Amendment, better known as Prohibition, was ratified. America's experiment with Prohibition opened the door for the Mafia to make a bundle in the trafficking of illegal booze. This was the catalyst for the mob to move up the ladder on the American crime scene. Gangsters were everywhere, keeping the illegal speakeasies open and stocking Americans with illegal alcohol, much of which was not fit for human consumption! In addition to making their own, gangsters were bringing booze across the border from Canada and up to Florida from Cuba. And one stocky Neapolitan wise guy from Brooklyn set up shop in Chicago and changed history.