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Prohibition

  1. 1. prohibition1920-1933<br />
  2. 2. *contents* <br /><ul><li>Prohibition
  3. 3. Temperance
  4. 4. 18th amendment
  5. 5. The Volstead act
  6. 6. Crime
  7. 7. The ending of prohibition </li></li></ul><li>Prohibition <br />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 <br />
  8. 8. Temperance<br />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.<br />In 1874 a group of women established the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). They influenced the issue of prohibition into the election process.<br />
  9. 9. Temperance women <br />Frances Willard<br />heading the Women's Christian Temperance Union<br />Annie Turner Wittenmyer<br />First president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union<br />
  10. 10. The 18th amendment <br />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. <br />
  11. 11. The 18th amendment <br />The 18th amendment ban manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol<br />However the amendment did not ban consumption of alcohol which lead to The Volstead Act.<br />
  12. 12. THE VOLSTEAD ACT<br />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. <br />The bill was passed the same day Woodrow Wilson vetoed it . Congress override it October 28, 1919<br />The purpose of the act<br />to prohibit intoxicating beverages<br />to regulate the manufacture, production, use and sale of high-proof spirits for other than beverage purposes, and<br />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<br />
  13. 13. Crime rate increase <br /><ul><li>Studies show there was a 24 percent increase in crime rate between 1920 and 1921
  14. 14. Theft of property was up 13.2%
  15. 15. homicide was up m16.1%
  16. 16. and robbery was up 83.3%
  17. 17. Minor crimes had decreased though- by 50%. </li></li></ul><li>21st amendment <br />The 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment of the united states constitution .. This is what ended the prohibition era <br />

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