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  1. 1. PROHIBITION IN THE 1920S By: Courtland Sargent Joshua Davis Ryan Robinson
  2. 2.  Lever Food and Fuel Control Act of 1917 • • • • regulated food, fuel, and other commodities Grain shortage Breweries and distilleries closed temporarily 18th Amendment • permanent ban on the sale, transportation, importing, and exporting of alcoholic beverages • Took effect January 17, 1920
  3. 3. MORE ON THE 18 TH AMENDMENT WHAT SUPPORTERS THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN: Juvenile delinquency eliminated Crime would drop Dairy & other beverages would prosper. Increase in average workers productivity Increase in nations prosperity Other beverages would replace alcohol Nations Health would improve
  4. 4.  Everyone broke the law and because of that everyone thought of it as whimsical and unimportant.
  5. 5. HOW DID IT INFLUEN CE CRIME  To replace the loss of alcohol people made alcohol Had a much higher alcohol content • Alcohol was a crime.  Illegal activity was required to market the illegal alcohol.  Drug use increased  Took place of alcohol, instead of “dairy”  Cigarettes became popular and were deemed fashionable and a sign of rebellion.
  6. 6.  More jails filled with people convicted of alcohol use or distribution  Enforcement cost millions of dollars.  US District Attorneys spent 44% of their time on Prohibition cases
  7. 7. MORE ON INFLUEN CE OF CRIME • Became organized and led to the rise of powerful crime syndicates.  Murder  Bribery & Blackmail  Used law enforcement All used to move large quantities of alcohol
  8. 8.  Over 10,000 people died from drinking wood alcohol.  Others went permanently blind or had severe organ damage.
  9. 9. AL CAPONE
  11. 11.  Crime was reduced  Jobs created In liquor industry
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