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The 18th amendment and the Volstead act.
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Vocabulary Word ^_^

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Prohibition- the banning of alcohol, where you could not posses, sell or drink alcohol.

 

18th Amendment- the banning of alcohol and the same thing as prohibition.

 

The Volstead Act- was the enforcer of the 18th amendment and made sure no one was being dumb.

 

Bootleggers- they sold things illegally in this case liquor.

 

Great Depression- A time where the U.S. was economically depressed and everyone was struggling.

 

Mafia- An organized group of criminals mostly Italian, did bad things or something illegal.

 

21st Amendment- repelled the 18th amendment and people could drink ^_^.

 

Dry State- when the U.S. was free of alcohol.

 

Patrolling- when someone is guarding or watching over something.

 

Andrew Volstead- The man who made the National Prohibition( Volstead Act) and helped put it into effect.   

 

 

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Alcohol Prohibition Today

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Alcohol prohibition was a failure in 1920. There are still some places that enforce these archaic laws.
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For the most part, there are still states out there that have Prohibiton in certain states in the U.S. The most important thing to look for in this site is the "Times Are Changing" part because it shows thats even today we have a recored of states that still belive in Prohibiton. There is a chart that shows the states and if shows how the chart works. So if you want even further information please feel free to take a look for yourself, also there is other information on alcohol but its up to you.

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Whats the point of another Prohibition Today?

Whats the point of another Prohibition Today? | The Volstead Act La migra | Scoop.it
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Although this not about what alcohol today, i put this on here to show that someone took there time to write there opinion on the web and show what would happen if they did bring Full Prohibiton back again. I agree with all of his points and if we did try to do this again history would repeat its self. What happens when it does repeat its self? Catastrophe, meaning more crimes, look outs, people under the radar, and huge amount of money and time lose.

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1st Primary Doc. The 18th Amendment

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In this article it shows infromation about the 18th amendment and where it mostly affcted. This was Amendment was made to make the U.S. a dry state and to lower the amounts of abusive threats to women and children from there Man. Knowing that this was alreadying working from the beginning, they applied something even more Persuasive i guess you could say, The Volstead Act. This act made sure that this Prohibition was enforced and tooken seriously, by being on the look out 24/7 and finding people who still had liqour on them and making the U.S. a Dry state.

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Con Prohibition Paragraphs

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Con Prohibition

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            The Roaring 20’s was a time where I think the U.S. was being very open to new ideas. Although we will start at the beginning, the 18th Amendment was made in 1919 during October to make the U.S. a dry state for the good of everyone. Before this Amendment was made, about 65% of America had already banned alcohol, and another 10% were considering going dry too. The reason why? Well during the time Men or husbands would just come from work and be so tired that they just want to drink it away. It seemed like good idea for them but the wives and children of those men were often token advantage of, the wives and children were abused and were scared of their husband or dad. Another reason to do this was to reduce crime rates and deaths going around caused by alcohol, along with that businesses didn’t want drunken employees. Guess what this Amendment worked! Men everywhere in the U.S. had lowered the drinking level, but that’s was not enough supposable. To make sure everyone is in check, a Man named Andrew Volstead presented the National Prohibition Act in 1920 also know as the Volstead Act. This Act was the new enforcer; no one was allowed to have any alcohol in his or her possession or any drink with 0.5% or more alcohol in it. Cops were sent out on the job patrolling the areas and where they would look for people who were abusing the Volstead Act.

 

            As you can tell there are a lot of rules here in America since this Prohibition, but with rules come rule breakers, don’t think of this as corny. Anyway, there are still people out there who want to drink, so do you know what that means? Dealers, gangs, and the Mafia, all of these were to be the new suppliers for alcohol. The only thing though, since they illegally selling alcohol and was to be done in secret they could charge as much as they wanted too. Along with all the gangs came more crimes popping up like daisies, gangs had to make sure they weren’t going to be Fucked with so protection was to be on them. As cops came to the scenes of these crimes they were also in danger from being killed as well. The U.S. was basically wasting money on this prohibition, and they knew it would never stop, if anything it would just explode even more and boom no more U.S. All was going to hell so in 1933 in the 21st Amendment was made to repel the 18th Amendment making the Prohibition no more. I guess you could say everyone was happy now, since they could take a drink without being locked up, but coming up now soon was the Great Depression. I would have to say that we should not try to bring National Prohibition back, to much time, money, effort, crimes, deaths, and another poor repeat of history, but hey that’s just what I think.

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2nd Primary Doc. Digital History

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On this primaty document, it has a little more background than the last document showing how the 18th amendment started and how it progressed even further in the years it was still applyed. At first the 18th Amendment was directed to striaght Liqour and that no one could posses it or drink it. But later on when the Volstead Act was put into effect, it was directed to wine and beer too, or any drink that contained 0.5% Liqour. Now that this act was implied, all compaines that brewed beer, sold wine, or liqour were shut down and were forgotten, at least not until the Mafia came in.

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3rd primary Doc. Aftermath

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On this document it shows john's opinion on this Prohibition. Putting up great facts and information on the Prohibiton and how to did work in the begining but later on it was a big disaster and got rid of it later in 1933 by the 21st Amendment repeling the 18th Amendment. Gangs, Mafias, and Bootleggers came into play to supply the alcohol for others. This brought crime rates higher than ever and cop's on the look out 24/7. Knowing that everything was going to hell, they got rid of the Prohibtion, as "The Great Depression" was now going on.

 

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