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  • 1. prohibition1920-1933
    By katrina whittle
  • 2. *contents*
    • Prohibition
    • 3. Temperance
    • 4. 18th amendment
    • 5. The Volstead act
    • 6. Crime
    • 7. The ending of prohibition
  • Prohibition
    Prohibition which is also known as The Noble Experiment was a period from the 1920-1933 which the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol was illegal
  • 8. Temperance
    Was a organized American movement that started around the early 1800’s. to stop the manufacture and consumption of alcohol. This was a movement of women which believed drinking was responsible for poverty , issues with ill health, and crime.
    In 1874 a group of women established the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). They influenced the issue of prohibition into the election process.
  • 9. Temperance women
    Frances Willard
    heading the Women's Christian Temperance Union
    Annie Turner Wittenmyer
    First president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union
  • 10. The 18th amendment
    The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages. However the amendment did not address the consumption ofalcohol.
  • 11. The 18th amendment
    The 18th amendment ban manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol
    However the amendment did not ban consumption of alcohol which lead to The Volstead Act.
  • 12. THE VOLSTEAD ACT
    When the 18th amendment prohibited the production of alcohol it did not address the consumption of it , so a bill was passed to define the terms of the amendment.
    The bill was passed the same day Woodrow Wilson vetoed it . Congress override it October 28, 1919
    The purpose of the act
    to prohibit intoxicating beverages
    to regulate the manufacture, production, use and sale of high-proof spirits for other than beverage purposes, and
    to insure an ample supply of alcohol and promote its use in scientific research and in the development of fuel, dye and other lawful industries
  • 13. Crime rate increase
    • Studies show there was a 24 percent increase in crime rate between 1920 and 1921
    • 14. Theft of property was up 13.2%
    • 15. homicide was up m16.1%
    • 16. and robbery was up 83.3%
    • 17. Minor crimes had decreased though- by 50%.
  • 21st amendment
    The 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment of the united states constitution .. This is what ended the prohibition era

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