“The last day before the taps ran dry, the streets of San Francisco were jammed. A frenzy of cars, trucks, wagons, and every imaginable form of transportation.”(Okrent, Daniel.) Staircases, porches and walkways were piled high with boxes and crates to be delivered ahead of the soon to be era of Prohibition. Across the country, sidewalks were filled with wicker baskets stocked with the stores’ remaining liquor inventory and a sign that said “every bottle a dollar”. (Okrent, Daniel.)Vendors were desperate to get rid of their liquor to scrambling citizens, to make a last buck off their last few bottles.
Part of the reason the taps were going to run dry was due to Temperance groups around the country. These groups believed that alcohol was poison that corrupted men and caused them to abuse their families and wives and neglect their duties. Because the Temperance groups preached this, they insisted that it was not to be mention...
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...e end, Prohibition permanently affected America by changing the way we live today and, by increasing many different types of crime for years to come.
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