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Long Term Effects of Prohibition

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Alex Brooks

on 26 February 2015

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Long Term Effects of Prohibition
-People began to make alcohol in their homes for both personal consumption and sale
-Alcohol became unsafe because chemicals and poisons were added to homemade liquor
-Death rates due to alcohol poisoning rose dramatically during Prohibition
Prohibition had an overall negative effect on the United States. It's goal was to end the use of alcohol, but it did exactly the opposite. Organized crime rate rose dramatically and criminals made huge profits from illegally producing and selling alcoholic beverages. The rise in crime eventually led to the end of Prohibition in 1933.
-Speakeasies were underground bars operated by people involved in organized crime
-The Bureau of Prohibition and the police often raided these bars and arrested their owners, but weren't successful in shutting them down
-Speakeasies became a focal point of American culture during the Prohibition Era.
-Early bootleggers began by smuggling foreign-made commercial liquor into the U.S. from Mexico and Canada
-Bootleggers then began bottling their own forms of alcohol made from corn.
-Organized crime spiked during this time due to bootleggers producing or selling illegal alcohol
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