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The prohibition era lasted from 1920 to 1933. Many people, especially politicians running for office during this time, wanted to see the sale and manufacturing of alcohol banned. Prohibition in the United States was a plan that politicians designed in order to put a stop to drinking. They wanted to reduce drinking by eliminating all businesses that either manufactured, distributed, or sold alcoholic beverages. The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution took away licenses to do business from the all brewers, distillers, vintners, and the sales of alcoholic beverages.
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How much information about the Volstead/Prohibition Act of the 1920, do you know about? In December 18th, 1917, Congress sent the eighteenth Amendment to the states. On January 16th, 1818, the act banned the manufacture, sale of transport of intoxicating liquor. In the year of 1919, the Volstead/Prohibition act states “intoxicating” as all beverages containing more than 0.5 percent alcohol which became illegal when the eighteenth Amendment went into effect in 1920. The prohibition Act of the 1920’s was brought into laws due to the push of temperance but reinforcing the law was weak so untimely, there were lots of bad effects.
It was a major issue because alcohol was ruining families and making families poor. Alcohol is a major waste of money and destroys the lives of people and there families. “Nevertheless, National Prohibition succeeded both in lowering consumption and in retaining political support until the onset of the Great Depression altered voters priorities” (Blocker). The Temperance Movement was helping lower the consumption and sales of alcoholic beverages. “Prohibition affected alcoholic bev... ... middle of paper ... ...l and it is no longer going on today because we can legally have and purchase alcohol at the age of 21.