Online US History Chapter 6.pdf - -The noble experiment as alcohol-related problems continue to grow the decades leading up to the 1920s many Americans

Online US History Chapter 6.pdf - -The noble experiment as...

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-The noble experiment- as alcohol-related problems continue to grow the decades leading up to the 1920s many Americans began to call Ana probation or a total ban on the sale of alcohol they argued that prohibition would be a noble experiment that would help America. - People for prohibition said it would help solve societal problems and reinforce mortality in America people against would say it's infringing on people's rights it would harm American businesses - The anti-saloon league had one purpose to pass a constitutional amendment that outlawed alcohol working with groups from all parts of American society- it got a boost by launching the propaganda campaign against alcohol during World War 1 saying if you drink alcohol you were supporting the Germans - Politicians were afraid to speak out against it because of its success - the influence of income tax before income taxes were used the federal government dependent on liquor for tax fundings this made many leaders reluctant to support prohibition but in 1913 the 16th Amendment that imposed a graduated income tax was ratified - get the government and Alternate source of income - the 18th Amendment banned the making trading and transportation of alcohol the Volstead Act explained how the amendment would be enforced- the ACT to find the terms of probation by defining an intoxicating liquor as any drink containing more than .5% alcohol- the song enforcement of prohibition to the Department of Treasury on attorney general and created punishment that ranged from fines to jail sentences - Alcohol was still legal to drink and alcohol was still being sold for medicinal purposes many Americans ignore the law and made their own booze at home - Unintended consequences- a rise in crime- Bootleggers makers that are Smugglers of illegal alcohol speakeasies illegal bars where alcohol was sold- corruption during police raids officers arrived unannounced arrested whoever was on the premises and carted off and destroyed alcohol- how many police officers took bribes - Al Capone was America's most famous prohibition-era gangster created an Empire of vice began as a bootlegger- but expanded that and ran gambling houses speakeasies and a spy Network ordered attacks on Rival Bootleggers and gangs - homicide rates- as prohibition goes on the homicide rate goes up - Probation finally ended in 1933 the 21st amendment repealed the eighteenth Amendment- alcohol became legal again in America - The Scopes trial in 1925 Tennessee school teacher John Scopes broke the law by teaching evolution- two famous lawyers tried this case William Jennings Bryan argued Against scopes and Clarence Darrow defended scopes - The debate over Darwin's theory of evolution was divisive as the debate over probation one side wanted Evolution to be taught in schools the other side said it opposed the content that went against biblical teachings Tennessee's Butler act outlawed the teaching of the theory in school - The trial became a circus and major media event Scopes was convicted and education
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