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Prohibition Fin

Prohibition Fin






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    • P r o h i b i t i o n By: Crystal Collins Julia Dallas
    • Objectives
      • How Prohibition began
      • Prohibition in America
      • How Prohibition effected American Citizens
      • The end of Prohibition
    • 18 th Amendment
      • Was ratified on January 29, 1919
      • The 18 th Amendment prohibited:
      • Manufacture
      • Sale
      • Transport
      • Import
      • Export
      • of alcohol in the United States!
    • Noble Experiment
      • Prohibition was known as “The Noble Experiment”
      • Many Government officials believed that the result of prohibition would stop:
      • Crime and Corruption
      • Cut down on Abuse
      • Car Accidents
    • Dumping Alcohol into the sewer.
    • President Harding
      • One of the presidents during Prohibition
      • FUN FACT!
      • Kept bottles of alcohol stashed in the White House for himself to drink during Prohibition.
    • M e d i c a l V a l u e
      • Alcohol was legal when it was being used for medical purposes
      • Many patients took advantage of prescriptions, and used them as a source of alcohol instead of a cure for sickness.
      • Alcohol was also used for religious beliefs.
    • Organized Crime
      • Organized Crime flourished in almost every major city.
      • Gangsters like Al Capone ruled Chicago
      • More and more people drank illegally.
      • By the mid-1920’s, 19% of all Americans supported Prohibition
    • C A R T O O N
    • Home Brewing
      • Illegal home brewing was popular during Prohibition
      • Wine and beer were often made in peoples bathrooms called “ bathtub gin ”.
      • Bootleggers were people who smuggled liquor from Canada and Cuba into America.
    • Saloons
      • To obtain liquor illegally, drinkers went underground to hidden saloons and nightclubs known as “ speakeasies ”
    • Anti-Saloon League
      • The prohibition movement's strength grew, especially after the Anti-Saloon League in 1893.
      • The Anti-Saloon League was considered “an army of the Lord to wipe away the curse of drink.”
    • T e m p e r a n c e U n i o n
      • Women’s Christian Temperance Union was founded in 1873
      • Supported the Prohibition
      • One of its methods to achieve Prohibition was education.
      • It was believed that if it could "get to the children" it could create a dry feeling for drinking, and lead to prohibition.
    • Repealing
      • In 1933, the legislatures of the states ratified the 21 st Amendment, which repealed the 18 th Amendment
    • Conclusion
      • Prohibition died off because it was unenforceable.
      • Alcohol was no longer illegal =]
      • THE END !