Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Prohibition

by Jenny J.

What:
Prohibition was a law restricting the manufacturing, selling, exporting, importing, and transportation of any alcoholic beverage.

When:
It started on January 16th 1919. This law was lifted December 5th 1933 when the law was replaced by the 21st amendment.

Why:
Prohibition started because of medical, economic, political and social problems. By the time people started realizing that alcohol damaged our health and lives, many men started suffered from a disease called Sclerosis. Many workers got drunk and so they could not perform their job properly. The absence of people working got so high that the companies could not afford to produce products in the time that they should. Also many votes in the rural areas were won because politicians promised to back up prohibitions, which helped politicians to win the election. Last, prohibition was started because husbands were spending their family’s savings on alcohol instead of essential items.

Who:
Prohibition affected everyone in North America.

Resources:
http://library.thinkquest.org/28892/prohibition/why/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!

Anonymous said...

This was so great Thanks

Gotta go fast!

Anonymous said...

Noice

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