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Prohibition Laws in the United States. n the 1800s, the dry movement began in the United States. The dry movement was the first step in the process of Prohibition.

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Prohibition Laws in the United States Prohibition was a stage in the United States legal system that prohibited manufacturing, selling and shipment of alcoholic substances between 1919 and 1933. It became part of the United States Constitution through the Eighteenth Amendment. The abuse of alcohol was seen as gluttony. Therefore it was considered one of the seven deadly sins. In the 1800's, the dry movement began in the United States. The dry movement was the first step in the process of Prohibition. The number of bars had decreased. The only bars that were left charged mass amounts of money on beverages and only sold liquor by the glass and beer by the mug. This period is believed to have been the strongest step in Prohibition. Because of the excessive abuse of alcohol, when the sources decreased, so did the abusers. Kansas was the first state to put the ban of alcohol in effect. ...read more.


Homemade wines and cider were legal as long as they originated from fruit. Also, communion in churches involving wine was not deemed illegal. Surrounding areas of the United States did not allow alcoholic substances either. Because of the availability of shipment of these alcoholic beverages to the United States, it would violate Prohibition and therefore, broke the law. However, personal use of alcohol was not an prohibited. As long as one was not selling or transporting alcohol, it was deemed legal to be in the household for personal use. The repeal of Prohibition was a big step in the United States legal system. Citizens became were getting tired of this Prohibition Law. In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt had incorporated the Cullen-Harrison Act which allowed the selling and manufacturing of a beer with 3.2 percent alcohol. This act had transformed to becoming a law. This had led to the repeal of the eighteenth amendment completely. ...read more.


With the Prohibition Law, Americans realized how much of an impact excessive alcoholism had on the country. Today, Prohibition is not in effect. Many claim that Prohibition was a failed attempt. However, it is easy to see that Prohibition had made a huge impact on the United States and how Americans view alcohol. Many people feel that the government should not have been involved in the irresponsibility of personal issues. Excess drinking and deaths due to alcohol gluttony was viewed as personal responsibilities. Involvement of the government was viewed unnecessary. However, in recent years, many believe that because the government made it aware that alcohol was becoming a problem in the United States, Americans who suffered from alcohol related deaths or injuries have decreased in time. Prohibition is often discredited and forgotten. However, it has shaped the United States into a more responsible country. Because of the impact that Prohibition had on the United States and the changes that came about from it, Prohibition helped Americans realize what life without excessive alcoholism was like. Anything in excess is an overkill. ...read more.

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