Mnemonic learning Y11 - 7 prohibition fails

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Mnemonic learning Y11 - 7 prohibition fails

  1. 1. MnemonicLearning VIIThe Boom of the 1920s<br />Why was prohibition such a failure?<br />
  2. 2. DAMAGE<br />D - Drinking Continued<br />A - Available<br />M - Made Criminals out of ordinary people<br />A - Adverse Effects<br />G - Gangsters<br />E – End in 1933<br />
  3. 3. D – Drinking Continued<br />It was impossible to enforce (not enough police - only 4000 agents, many of whom were sacked for taking bribes).<br />A - Available<br /><ul><li>the liquor trade just 'went underground'.   speakeasies (illegal bars), moonshine (illegally-made alcohol), bootlegging (smuggling alcohol to sell). There were 200,000 speakeasies in 1933.</li></li></ul><li>M – Made criminals out of ordinary people<br />People wanted to drink and the drink was available so it meant that many people were breaking the law deliberately.<br />A – Adverse Effects<br /><ul><li>Moonshine was poor quality and sometimes sent blind or killed people;
  4. 4. 'Jackass brandy' caused internal bleeding;
  5. 5. 'Soda Pop Moon' contained poisonous alcohol.</li></li></ul><li>G - Gangsters<br />The massive profit that could be made by selling alcohol attracted gangsters (organised crime).<br />The most famous was Al Capone of Chicago.<br />E – End in 1933<br /><ul><li>When FDR was elected he ended prohibition in order to create more jobs in the New Deal.
  6. 6. Gradually the crime was brought under control.</li>

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