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Unformatted text preview: Was Prohibition a Failure? In the first article, Kyvig reports the initial stages of the enactment of the Eighteenth Amendment. The illegal sale and consumption of alcohol commenced virtually instantaneously. Though quiet at first, the prohibited acts increased exponentially. While much less imbibing of alcohol was occurring, it became one of the prevailing forms of law-breaking and consequently led to other forms such as violence and thievery. Kyvig consummates by arguing that prohibition didn’t succeed in what it ultimately setout to accomplish. The affliction, hindrance, and stress the government had to cope with were far too great and could not have continued. Burnham begins with what he says is a dominant impression in the conscious of most people, and that is that prohibition was a big social “experiment.” He disputes that Prohibition people, and that is that prohibition was a big social “experiment....
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