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Our Wet Debt

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Next month, author Daniel Okrent will publish 'Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition', a sweeping history of America’s ill-fated experiment with temperance.
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Whenever there is a law, there are going to be rebels. The prohibition of alcohol caused speakeasies to form. A speakeasy was a place where people illegally made and sold alcohol. These were mainly run by the mafia after their expansion. They were called a speak easy because you has to be quiet when you were in there not to alert the police or neighbors.

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HowStuffWorks "The Temperance Movement"

HowStuffWorks "The Temperance Movement" | Kim Kane - 18th Amendment | Scoop.it
Prohibition was a constitutional amendment banning the sale and production of alcoholic products. Learn about Prohibition and why Prohibition failed.
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In 1838, massachusetts passed a law that alcohol could be pruchased in large quantities. This made it difficult for the average citizen to buy because it was very expensive. In 1846, Maine became the first state to make the prohibition a state wide law. This made other cities want to do it as well.  The temperence movement became a major force in the political view. This was a group of women trying to get the prohibition to become a law.

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Homicide in Chicago from 1890 to 1930: prohibition... [Addiction. 2009] - PubMed - NCBI

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This acticle zeroes in on the numbers of Homicides in Chicago before and during the prohibition. The percentage of NON alcohol related homicides went up. They then made the age to drink alcohol to 21 and the rates of Alocohol related deaths decreased.

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The 18th Amendment Explained: The Constitution for Dummies Series

Learn the history of the 18th amendment in an engaging video lecture by Social Studies teacher Keith Hughes aka HipHughes. In this informative ten minute lec...
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The eighteenth amendement prohobited the manufacturing, selling, and transportation of alcohol illegally. The Temperance Movement is what started this. The women of the house saw and felt the affects of alcohol and they thought that something should be done about it because it was dangerous.

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The Eighteenth Amendment

The 18th Amendment established National Prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the US from 1920 to 1933. Ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment occurred January 16, 1919, when 36 states had ratified it.
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The eighteenth amendment kept people from manufaturing, selling, and transporting

alcohol illegally. It was proposed December 18,1917. The amendment was ratified January 16,1919. This offically became a law in January of 1920. It was repealed by amendment 21 and this is the only amendment to ever be repealed.

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The Temperance Movement

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The role of The Temperance Movement in the history of the United States of America.
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The Temperance movement was a group of women who were all for the prohibition of alcohol. They became a major political force. The first success was in Maine. In maine, they got a state wide law passed for the prohibition of alcohol. Susan B. Anthony was majorly involved in this movement.

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[The drinking problem--temperance aft... [Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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The prohibiton of alcohol has been proven that it changed the death rates dramactically in numerous places. The prohitbiton was the best way to solve alcohol problems. Once the prohibition was over, anti-prohibitionists started to make changes. They started to target the alcohol abusers, not everyone in general

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The Eighteenth Amendment

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A group of high school students made a video on reasons and events that occured up to the creation of the prohibition of alcohol. This shows how alcohol affected people and why it was dangerous. During the prohibition, the mafias expanded and they created speakeasys where they illegally sold alcohol. This was against the eighteenth amendment. They were called speakeasys because you had to keep quiet while you were there to not alert the neighbors or the police.

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The 18th Amendment

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This amendment became a law in January 1920 after Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify it. This picture of a tomb stone has John Barleycorn on it. John wasn't an actual person, but a personification of barley which is used to make acoholic beverages like beer and whiskey. They wrote that he died in1920 because the prohibiton of alcohol became a law officially in 1920, therefore; killing "barley".

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Amendment XVIII - Prohibition of Liquor

Amendment XVIII - Prohibition of Liquor | Kim Kane - 18th Amendment | Scoop.it
SECTION. 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to...
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The eighteenth amendment was ratified on January 16, 1919. This made it illegal to make, sell and transport alcohol. Because of this prohibition, speakeasys formed. These were secret places that sold alcohol illegally. It is proven that the prohibition made it safer because the percentage of alcohol related deaths decreased dramatically.

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