Prohibition<br />
What was prohibition?<br />Prohibition was a period for about 13 years where the making, distribution, and drinking otherw...
The Noble Experiment<br />Temperance movements were growing in the mid-early 1900’s.<br />Alcohol and drunkenness was thou...
Why Prohibition?<br />Lower crime rates<br />Lower taxes for prisons and poorhouses<br />Improve health in America as well...
When did Prohibition begin?<br />It began January 6, 1920.<br />It was put into effect by the eighteenth amendment.<br />
Arguments<br />The two sides of prohibition were sometimes referred to as those for prohibition were the “dries,” and thos...
Volstead Act<br />Also called National Prohibition Act; It was written by Mr. Andrew Volstead, the Chairman of the House J...
Speakeasies<br />Although it was illegal, alcohol was available at many speakeasies.<br />These we exclusive clubs or bars...
A speakeasy<br />
Technicalities<br />People began to come up with creative ways of how to smuggle liquor.<br />Loopholes had been found in ...
21st Amendment<br />The Noble Experiment failed to control the alcohol or reduce crime in America.<br />Ratified in Decemb...
References<br />http://alliance.ed.uiuc.edu/cdrom/hononegah/prohibition/speakeasies-s.htm <br />http://www.albany.edu/~wm7...
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  1. 1. Prohibition<br />
  2. 2. What was prohibition?<br />Prohibition was a period for about 13 years where the making, distribution, and drinking otherwise sale of alcohol was illegal.<br />Prohibition was also known as the Noble Experiment <br />
  3. 3. The Noble Experiment<br />Temperance movements were growing in the mid-early 1900’s.<br />Alcohol and drunkenness was thought to be the origin for crime in America.<br />It was decided that they would ‘experiment’ to try to limit and control alcohol in America.<br />
  4. 4. Why Prohibition?<br />Lower crime rates<br />Lower taxes for prisons and poorhouses<br />Improve health in America as well as social and economic issues<br />
  5. 5. When did Prohibition begin?<br />It began January 6, 1920.<br />It was put into effect by the eighteenth amendment.<br />
  6. 6. Arguments<br />The two sides of prohibition were sometimes referred to as those for prohibition were the “dries,” and those against it were the “wets.”<br />The dries wanted a safer nation. They believed drunkenness and otherwise intoxicating beverages were the cause of corruption in America.<br />The wets were mostly drunkards or regular alcohol drinkers. <br />Some major “dry” leaders, however, were not aiming for total prohibiting of alcohol, they just wanted it more moderately consumed, transported, and produced.<br />
  7. 7. Volstead Act<br />Also called National Prohibition Act; It was written by Mr. Andrew Volstead, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.<br />This was created to clarify the eighteenth amendment.<br />It gave more information on how the Prohibition law was supposed to be enforced.<br />
  8. 8. Speakeasies<br />Although it was illegal, alcohol was available at many speakeasies.<br />These we exclusive clubs or bars that provided liquor.<br />You could get into a speakeasy if you knew the location and has the correct password.<br />Mid 1920’s was believed to have at least 100,000 of these illegal bars in just New York City.<br />
  9. 9. A speakeasy<br />
  10. 10. Technicalities<br />People began to come up with creative ways of how to smuggle liquor.<br />Loopholes had been found in the Volstead Act and Prohibition law for some citizens to be able to have their liquor.<br />The people did not follow the prohibition law and many regular citizens now had criminal offences.<br />The increase of crime was also partly the government’s fault, who failed to properly enforce these laws.<br />
  11. 11. 21st Amendment<br />The Noble Experiment failed to control the alcohol or reduce crime in America.<br />Ratified in December, 1933, the 21st amendment finally brought an end to national prohibition.<br />America’s population of liquor drinkers were very happy and celebrated with more alcohol.<br />The 21st amendment did not totally end prohibition across America.<br /><ul><li>It allowed for the states to decide individually whether to be “wet” or “dry.” </li></li></ul><li>
  12. 12. References<br />http://alliance.ed.uiuc.edu/cdrom/hononegah/prohibition/speakeasies-s.htm <br />http://www.albany.edu/~wm731882/21st_amendment_final.html <br />http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/Controversies/Volstead-Act.html<br />http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=<br />http://s1.eclectica.co.uk/img/lib/original/344.jpg&imgrefurl<br />http://history1900s.about.com/od/1910s/a/18thamendment.htm<br />
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