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Both sources J and I are about the scheme that prohibition caused with Americans throughout the 1920s and early 1930s. Source I is a cartoon from the period of prohibition.
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History Coursework- David Whalley
E. Study Sources I and J
How far does source I prove that the policeman in source J is telling the truth?
Both sources J and I are about the scheme that prohibition caused with Americans throughout the 1920s and early 1930s. Source I is a cartoon from the period of prohibition. The title given to the cartoon is "The National Gesture". The image is of seven people with different occupations, such as a prohibition agent, policeman and a clerk. Each person is standing with the same posture. They are all facing forwards with their hands out behind them as if there ready to take a bribe. It is important that the people are all of different occupations because the source is implying that receiving and giving bribes have become a part of nearly every American's life. The source is called "The National Gesture" because the source is saying that corruption is the way of the Americans and so their gesture is standing face forward with their hands behind their backs waiting to take bribes.
A policeman wrote source J, it is about Chicago, the centre of gangsters in America, in the
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