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Prohibition in the 1920s and The Great Gatsby
Transcript of Prohibition in the 1920s and The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Author's Message The End Overall Effect Time Period Slang Prohibition was the period in American history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. Gatsby got famous by selling GRAIN ALCOHOL over the counter at 'drug stores'. In the 1920s during prohibition the way people got a hold of alcohol was to buy grain alcohol from bootleggers. which is what Gatsby was a part of. F. Scott Fitzgerald was conveying that prohibition was rough for everyone involved with casual alcohol consumption. Because of the war ending. people began to party excessively, and abuse alcohol and it seemed to the government that problems could be avoided if it were banned, but that obviously did not work. The prohibition was meant to make the American life safer and healthier, but it ended up doing the complete opposite. Alcohol became more dangerous to consume, organized crime occurred, and courts and prison systems became overloaded. Overall the prohibition was ineffective, and just caused more damage to America then there was in the beginning. Prohibition was in place from 1920 to 1933. Bootlegger - A person who illegally made or imported alcohol Giggle Water - Liquor Speakeasy - The illegal saloons during prohibition By: Taylor Alderdice & Travis Knight