Prohibitionin the Twenties

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Prohibition In the roaring twenties the idea of a dry age was crossing the minds of many citizens in the states. During this time, the economy was starting to boom. As society was booming, the temperance movement started to cause problems in the system. Most people went along with the idea that drinking was bad and needed to be put to an end but they still wanted to drink. Other problems are brought up about all of the job loss that this prohibition would cause. Prohibition was created to reform social behaviors and uprising crimes caused by this dry state that later led to the revocation of the 18th amendment. Before the temperance movement and the 18th amendment, problems with abuse and overdose were starting to occur. A committee called the Anti-Saloon League (ASL) started taking concern and really trying to put an end to drinking in the states. Most Americans reformed to the idea that alcohol probably wasn’t a good thing, although there were plenty more not in favor of this movement. The temperance movement was made to help improve the people’s health and promote community welfare. In the 1900’s it was decided that the biggest threat at the time was alcohol and the only solution was to ban it. The “scientific temperance instruction” was being taught through more than half of all schools teaching kids that alcohol is an addictive poison (Blocker).The prohibition movement was getting easy to spread to most places because people like Dr. Benjamin Rush were coming up with very persuasive thoughts about what liquor does and how alcohol creates illness, drunkenness, crime and worst of all debt (Eighteenth Amendment). By the time election came around, people were getting the idea that it was a great idea to stop other people from ... ... middle of paper ...>. Meredith, William. "Prohibition: The Great Experiment." Prohibition: The Great Experiment. N.p., 1 Jan. 2005. Web. 23 May 2014. . "The Great Depression and the end of Prohibition." Teaching Learning History. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. . Hoyt, Alia. "HowStuffWorks "The Effects of Prohibition"." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. . "Repeal of Prohibition." Repeal of Prohibition. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. . "21st Amendment -" 21st Amendment - N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. .
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