prohibitionoutline[1]

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Intro scene where gangsters are conspiring to sell liquor/man sobers up Introduction of prohibition Background of prohibition in earlier civilization North American prohibition era 1920-1933 (mandated by the 18 th amendment to the constitution) (organized crime took over the manufacturing and distribution) -(Speakeasy clubs surfaced) (Canada and Mexico had increased sales) (generally came to an end in the late 1920’s) (Franklin Roosevelt ended the Act in 1933) Benefits of prohibition Sober America is happy America Domestic dispute dropped 82% Amount of people imprisoned dropped 75% National crime rate dropped 38% (except Chicago: 25%) “None of the above were demonstrably caused by Prohibition. There is only a temporal association of these events with Prohibition. But, taken all together, and also noting that these social indices rose toward their pre-Prohibition levels after Repeal, it is difficult to deny that National Prohibition was a beneficial influence on American society during the 1920s”
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