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Transcript of Prohibition
America wanted prohibition so because of this crime increased such as Bootlegging, Racketeering, Dope selling, and gangs had begun.
Since prohibition started crime goes along with it, so if prohibition was repealed then the crime would decrease because they would run out of business and depression would occur.
During 1919-1933, the prohibition years, the homicide (murder) rates increased from 7 to 10 per 100,000 americans and when prohibition was repealed it decreased to about 6 per 100,000 Americans.
Prohibition was repealed because the murder rate increased up to about 50% and when prohibition was repealed the rates decreased 50%.
Prohibition was repealed because the government must be balanced, so if they sell alcohol the government would have $200,000,000.
Without prohibition the government could be collecting taxes and money.
Prohibition was repealed because Senators and Congressmen violated the Volstead Act.
The police were patronizing as bootleggers yet they still took people to jail for six months.
The government made the 3-mile limit which was that the bootleggers and rum fleets are able to make their deliveries and the government wouldn't interfere as long as they were 3 miles away from America.
Moonshiners were making moonshine but they didn't want the fumes inside their houses so they connected it to the police station and the police did not do anything.
Why Did America Change Its Mind?
~ According to Cartoonist, Winsor McCay. Early 1930's.
~ According to US Census and FBI Uniform Crime Reports in Drug War Facts, 6th Edition, 2008.
~According to Frederic J. Haskin, The American Government, Washington DC, 1923
~According to Mabel Walker Willebrandt, Deputy U.S. Attorney General for Prohibition Enforcement, The Inside of Prohibition, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1929.
~According to Leslie Gordon, The New Crusade, Cleveland, The Crusaders Inc., 1932.
This picture is of a group against prohibition, and was taken on January 21, 1924.
By: Carina Risiglione