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Prohibition and Its Failure

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Prohibition and Its Failure

1aBoth source's A and B agree with one another. In source A - 'the bad

influences of saloons' resulted in a crime boom. The respect for the

law was diminished and It changed customers and habits. The 'wartime

for preserving grain for food' was an issue that was used in favour of

prohibition, it meant that instead of wasting money on alcohol, it

should be saved for the war. The 'Anti German' feeling was very

strong, this was because 'men was in the arm forces'. I believe this

was used in favour of Prohibition. In source B - 'the Women's

Christian Temperance Union' is mentioned first. This is also an

important group for Prohibition. It also states the 'evils' of alcohol

leads to more crime and drink. It was used by groups in favour of

Prohibition. When liquor was banned, the public demanded more alcohol.

Then speakeasies were introduced which led to gangsters who

specialised in violent crime. I believe both sources agree about the

results that Prohibition should not have been introduced. The

Prohibition movements strength grew after the formation of the Anti

Saloon League as it states in source B. In addition, the Woman's

Christian Temperance Union soon began to succeed in enacting local

Prohibition laws. They both state that Prohibition would lead to

increased violent crimes from gangsters. I believe the brewing

industry and the Prohibition movement were closely related. If they

preserved grain for the war, then Prohibition might have not been

introduced because to win the war was their main aim and was more

important than Prohibition. To conclude they both agree on the fact

that Prohibition was a measure designed to reduce drinking by

eliminating the businesses that manufactured, distributed and sold

alcoholic beverages. But to a certain extent, they had the same ideas

of how to win the war (by 'preserving grain for food'). I believe

facts like this encouraged prohibition, therefore, the sources back

one another up as well as agree with one another.

1b I believe the two artists were in favour of Prohibition.
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