During the 1920s, many liked to drink. It was becoming more of a habit for women and many men. When the prohibition laws came, they could not find anywhere that they could drink or get a drink. As many liked to rebel during this time, speakeasies were created as a secret place to buy and drink liquor. These were used as and escape to people's problems that they felt they couldn't face. Women before the 1920s did not drink much but as change came, they started to. There was lack of people living in the south and rural area. Farmers could not use these as escapes from their problems.