In order to stop bootleggers from selling alcohol and to stop the public from consuming it, the US government decided that they need to put small doses of poison in industrial alcohols.It was supposed to make people sick, so they would stop drinking.
However, the bootleggers began hiring chemists to extract poisoned content.
As bootleggers found out a solution to poison the US government started adding more and more quantity of poison into the alcohol that it couldn’t all be extracted. As a result, up to 10,000 people died. As always, the government was trying to protect the public from dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, but instead protection they ended up killing 10,000 citizens.