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Study sources A and B. How far do these two accounts agree about prohibition? The two sources of information about prohibition (Sources A and B) both discuss first the reasons for prohibition and secondly the consequences. From the information given there is some agreement about the reasons for prohibition. It cannot be said that there is total agreement because source A record, some reasons that are not mentioned in Source B, but all the reasons that are recorded in Source B are contained in Source A. Therefore there is some agreement but not total agreement. The points that Source A and Source B agree about the reasons for prohibition are: - In 1917 there was a nationwide campaign led by anti saloon league brought pressure on congress to ban use of grain for brewing and distilling of alcohol. ...read more.


For preserving food instead of wasting it by making alcohol with it. This was because of the war was going on at the time and the food available was very precious. They also had very strong negative feelings about the German - Americans who were important in brewing and distilling the alcohol. Looking at the consequences of prohibition there looks as if there is total agreement between Sources A and B as both make the exact same points: - They say: - 'It created the greatest criminal boom in American history' This is because gangsters turned avoidance of prohibition into a big violent business which was mostly run by Al Capone and They also say that there were more than 30,000 speakeasies in New York this was because people still wanted to be able to drink. ...read more.


We also know why Al Capone said this because there is a lot of money that could have been made in the drink market. He wanted to establish himself as the number one supplier of drink in New York. When he had competition of another gang he made sure that they would nether bother him again. He killed them on the 14th February 1929; his gang shot dead seven members of their main rival gang. After looking at the both sources I have noticed that they both look at the negative affects of prohibition more than looking at the positive affects of prohibition. When looking at both sources I noticed that there seemed to be more reasons for prohibition in Source A and there seemed to be more consequences in Source B. Source A says a lot of things that Source B doesn't but they both agree with each other. ...read more.

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