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How far does source I prove that the policeman in source J is telling the truth?

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Prohibition b) Source C is for prohibition which is why the anti-saloon league published this in 1919 which is before the start of prohibition which means it's a primary source and printed millions of copies of them. The message of the cartoon is to make people want to enforce prohibition as it makes families fall apart. Source C shows an obviously nervous man in "the poor mans club". We can tell he is nervous as he is sweating with the guilt of being in the saloon when he knows he should be at home spending the money on his family. ...read more.

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The child is shown to use empathy to get to touch the fathers and make them want prohibition to be enforced. Underneath the child on the floor is a repossession notice showing they are going to lose their house because of alcohol. At the bottom of the source it says "slaves of the saloon" which suggests that the people who go are addicted to alcohol. This also links back to source C when the "evils of alcohol" are mentioned. In the background of the source there is a group of men gambling which shows how alcohol causes lawlessness and from my own knowledge I know that other illegal activities happen in saloons such as prostitution. Source D is also for prohibition. ...read more.

Conclusion

The children also have no parental figure which makes us think that maybe their mother is also in the saloon or affected by alcohol. This makes us empathise for the children as we do in source C. From my own knowledge I know that the anti-saloon league made these in 1915 which makes it a primary source. The saloon doors are shown which could act as a barrier between the family, meaning as long as alcohol is around the family are not going to be together and the children are going to suffer. The children also look malnourished as if they hadn't eaten for a while which they probably haven't because of their dad spending all their money on alcohol. This makes us feel angry towards "daddy". ?? ?? ?? ?? Rittika Sharma ...read more.

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