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Prohibition in the 20s
Transcript of Prohibition in the 20s
By the 1920s, people began to realize the negative effects that alcohol had on health
Americans suffered from diseases like Sclerosis, especially men.
Death caused by alcohol took the lives of many men which eventually resulted in broken families struggling financially SOCIAL REasons
women strongly disaproved of alcohol because they believed it was the main cause of poor families
also believed that prohibition would prevent abuse towards women from their husbands and wasting their money on alcohol
as the strength for prohibition grew, many women became advocaters and oragnizations supporting prohibition began to succeed in enacting local prohibition laws
eventually it became a national campaign ECONOMIC REASONS:
workers were slacking with their jobs due to their drunkeness
many also didn't show up to work,so absenses were high
industrialists were not satisfied EFFECTS JANuary 16th, 1920: 18th Amendment comes in effect
Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited. Who supported Prohibition? Rural Areas Angalo-saxons Protestants those fearful of Catholics, African Americans,
immigrants, and jews
Almost all supporters of prohibition believed it was unethical to drink and was against their morals. Prohibition led to the rise in power
&money of organized crime
Although the sale of alcohol was
illegal alcoholic drinks were still widely available at "speakeasies" and other underground drinking establishments.
Many people also kept private bars to serve their guests.
Large quantities of alcohol
were smuggled in from Canada,
overland and via the Great Lakes.
moonshine, also known as "hooch" and "white lightning," was illegally produced, especially in the southern states and Appalachia
home produced alcohol or whiskey, used a still for distillation
prohibiton also created the business of bootlegging, which was bascially the illegal distribution or production of liquor repeal of the 18th amendment Prohibition was causing the loss of significant tax revenues for all levels of
The end of Prohibition came in 1933 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The end of Prohibition did not bring the end to all liquor related crimes now that liquor was legal it was also taxable and liquor related crimes moved from illegal manufacturing of alcoholic beverages to crimes of tax avoidance -Some States however did continued Prohibition within their own jurisdictions beacuse of morals or religion.
-Almost two-thirds of the states adopted some form of local option which enabled residents to vote for or against local Prohibition.
-Therefore for some time 38% of Americans still lived in areas with Prohibition. lets ban alcohol! Volstead Act
was a piece of legislation passed in 1919 enabeling the United States government to enforce the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, and is formally known as the National Prohibition Act December 5th, 1933: the 21st Amendment to the U.S Constitution is ratified, repealing Prohibition, the 18th amendment. ironically, prohibition only created more problems with its increased organized crimes and didn't wipe out any social problems. it also made the government spend more money as a result. biliography Works Cited
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