The 18th amendment was supposed to eliminate corruption and end machine politics while helping immigrants adjust to American cultures and customs. The prohibition caused not only political but also economic problems; some of these were the loss of many jobs in places such as breweries, distilleries, and saloons. Andrew Volstead, chairman of the House of Judiciary Committee, wrot... ... middle of paper ... ...stopping the consumption of alcohol. The passing of the Amendment only increased the amount of illegal alcohol trafficking, and corruption in American society by raising crime rates and upsetting many people from many different states. Works Cited “18th and 21st Amendment.” History.com.
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She destroyed Kansas saloons with her hatchet, which gained her a lot of publicity for the temperance movement but also, eventually, got her arrested. The movement was also supported by those who saw the growth of cities as sinful because of the liquor and bars that come with them. Others saw that the making of liquor was a waste of grain that could be put to use feeding the soldiers. Many other reasons were looked at as bad results of alcohol, which just made the temperance movement grow in strength (King). By 1902 almost all states had temperance instruction laws for schools (Johnson).
The repeal of prohibition was agreed. A lot of people wanted to make alcohol legal in the states. Some people did not like the repeal because alcohol could kill a lot of people. The Temperance Movement group planned to extend prohibition all over the world. (Rodney Web) Prohibition lasted from 1920-1933, the and the repeal come in1933.