Clash of Cultures 1910s V.S. 1920s

Clash of Cultures 1910s V.S. 1920s - Paul Sardias Clash of...

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Paul Sardiñas Clash of Cultures 1910s V.S. 1920s From colonial times until present, Americans have had to peculiar ability to look backward and forward at the same time. Tradition and progress have stood side-by-side in the American mind. Prohibition evolved into a program designed for the most part to eliminate from the urban scene the “immigrant salon,’ and thus the vises associated with that institution (prostitution, gambling, corruption) Volstead Act: Introduced by Andrew J. Volstead, this 1919 act of Congress implemented the Eighteenth Amendment which made it illegal to manufacture, transport or distribute alcoholic beverages and ushered in the age of Prohibition. Eighteenth Amendment: Ratified in 1919, this amendment authorized Congress to prohibit the manufacture, sale, and/or transportation of liquor. It was repealed in 1933 by the 21st amendment. At the time, typical middle-class Americans did not drink, except sometimes wine. Respectable men were careful about being seen in or about a saloon.
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