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Prohibition 1920s

Maddie Boys, Griffin Blum, Oliver Calhoun, Daniel Bernstein, Kenneth Berreman

Griffin Blum

on 22 January 2014

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Transcript of Prohibition 1920s

Carrie Nation
No booze = problem

Mobs, violence and crime

Playing Games with the law

"Where there is demand, there will be supply" -Econ Class
Economic Consequences
Government lost billions of dollars during Prohibition

Thousands of jobs were lost

Fewer people got sick from alcohol, but also more people got sick, if that makes sense
Mobbin (Bootlegging and Organized Crime)
Banned production and distribution of alcohol, but not the possession or consumption of it

Origin of the Amendment
Intentions are to eliminate alcohol from society
Led mostly by women

What is Prohibition?
The ratification of the 18th amendment in 1919 resulted in the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors"

Modern Day Prohibition vs. Alcohol Prohibition
a place where alcoholic beverages were illegally sold during the period of prohibition in the United States
December 5, 1933
21st Amendment: Repeal
18th Amendment lasted from 1919-1933
Temperance advocate

Barbaric tactics

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