The article “’We Sang Rock of Ages’: Frances Willard Battles Alcohol in the late 19th Century” (Willard) reflects the temperance movement and the prohibition on alcohol in the 1920’s by banning the use of alcohol for any use other then medical use. The theme of the Literature was to explain what the Temperance Movement was about. The Temperance Movement was a major campaign on the prohibition on alcohol that is to stop the drinking of alcohol in the United States of America. The Temperance Movement had a major issue about people drinking alcohol. It was a major issue because alcohol was ruining families and making families poor.
The congress wanted the ban on alcohol. They added the 18th amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation, and the sale of intoxicating liquor. The 18th amendment was enacted in 1919. It went affect on January 16th, 1920. Since the drinking was on the rise after the American Revolution, a number of societies were organized as part of the new Temperance movement.
During the late 19th century and early 20th century the United States saw many political reforms that would bring the nation back into a positive and moral state after a bloody civil war tore the country apart. It is said that the average American over the age of 15 during the time prior Prohibition drank almost seven gallons of pure alcohol a year. Prohibition was a period of time in which the average citizen broke the law because alcohol was a major part of citizens’ lives and the restrictions on the sale, transportation, and manufacturing of alcoholic beverages illegal. The urbanized North and Midwest were against Prohibition and the rural West and South supported the ban of alcohol. Even though that the issue of Prohibition was a regional issue across the nation, there were supporters and anti-Prohibitionists in each state.
To combat this, a number of societies were organized as part of a new Temperance movement which attempted to dissuade people from becoming intoxicated. At first, these organizations pushed moderation, but after several decades, the movement's focus changed to complete prohibition of alcohol consumption. (Brayton) By the turn of the century, temperance societies were a common fixture in communities across the United States. Women played a strong role in the temperance movement, as alcohol was seen as a destructive force in families and marriages. In 1906, a new wave of attacks began on the sale of liquor, led by the Anti-Saloon League (established in 1893) and driven by a reaction to urban growth, as well as the rise of evangelical Protestantism and its view of saloon culture as corrupt and ungodly.
The goal of the temperance movement was to ban the manufacturing, selling, and transportation of alcohol. This liquid was blamed for many of society’s problems. Critical health problems and unemployment were some examples. Preach... ... middle of paper ... ...rights of women. The temperance movement was at the center of most of these reform movements.
The prohibition was a period of about 14 years in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor, or alcoholic beverage, was made illegal. This took place within the years 1920-1933. Throughout these times, the effects of the prohibition took a great turn on the United States. A large portion of America was upset with the new law and went to great extents to get alcohol illegally. The prohibition was a rough fourteen years for the government and citizens of The United States of America.
The government passed prohibition quickly and because of that there was room for mistakes and without citizens input the law was not enforced. Enforcement was established to ensure that prohibition was enforced, but with getting little to nothing for trying to enforce it, the government was having trouble finding people to act as enforcement. With the lack of enforcement and the high demand for alcohol, people began to make alcohol illegally. Some people came to be known as bootleggers and found ways to bring alcohol into America, speakeasies were created and people did nothing to try and follow prohibition, going against their government. In 1919, the government dec... ... middle of paper ... ...ment came to end Prohibition.
Throughout the times of prohibition, the rate of gang activity that was involved in daily life rose dramatically due to the desire to obtain alcohol despite the fact that it had been made illegal. Prohibition Prohibition in the United States lasted about 14 years from 1920 to 1933. “Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed.” . Intoxicating liquors were beginning to ruin the lives of some Americans and it became banned. “Prohibition, members of the Temperance movement urged, would stop husbands from spending all the family income on alcohol and prevent accidents in the workplace caused by workers who drank during lunch” .
Prohibition was perhaps America’s greatest failure because it altered Americans’ views on the use of alcohol. Congress created and passed the 18th Amendment was made because they thought it could end ignorance, poverty, violence, public gruff, and disease (“National” 50). The 18th Amendment makes the sale, manufacturing, and transportation of alcohol illegal (“Jan.” par. 1). On January 16, 1919, Prohibition took effect in the United States (“Jan.” par.
Introduction of Prohibition Prohibition was introduced to all American states apart from Maryland in 1920. Prohibition was the banning of alcohol; you could be arrested for sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol. There were many factors that influenced the introduction of prohibition, One of the main factors was the temperance movements two examples of this were the anti-saloon league and Women’s Christian temperance movement. The temperance movements were at the strongest in rural areas, they put pressure on state governments to introduce prohibition. They put pressure on them by claiming the Damage to drinkers health they also protested that the sale in alcohol produced crime and disorder, poverty and distress, absenteeism and loss of production it also brought misery and turned men vicious.