Dev of US History II pg 2

Dev of US History II pg 2 - Conflicts in American society...

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Unformatted text preview: Conflicts in American society during 1920s- Prohibition- On January 1920, the 18 th amendment passed which prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcohol and was supported by majority including farmers, middle class city dwellers, feminists, and progressive reforms. People who wanted to drink did so because of the ratio of federal agents and the people. They brewed liquor at home or bought it from speakeasies (underground bars) or bootleggers. Organized crime became involved in the selling of alcohol. Mobsters attained much of their liquor from Canadian manufacturers, smuggled it across borders, and distributed to speakeasies. Al Capones Chicago based mob employed men to protect liquor trafficking and Capone became the richest and most feared gangster in America. Many early advocated withdrew their support esp in cities due to consequences. Rural Protestants became even more supportive of prohibition. They viewed alcohol as an agent of evil. I talian, I rish and Jewish mobsters reinforced the view that alcohol as an agent of evil....
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