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IN WHAT WAYS DID PROHIBITON CHANGE US SOCIETY IN THE 1920s?

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IN WHAT WAYS DID PROHIBITON CHANGE US SOCIETY IN THE 1920s? During the 1920s women were against men who consumed alchol.therefore prohibition of alcohol was introduced to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems and improve health and hygiene in America. Since drinking led to domestic violence, prohibiton was also introduced to solve various social problems such as prostitution and child labour. When the Prohibition Act was passed its supporters thought that the effects would be less domestic violence and better efficiency at work. However, after prohibition came into effect; alcohol became more dangerous to consume and crime increased and became organized. Since alcohol was illegal people seemed to need it more than ever. It became increasingly easy to get hold of alcohol. People either used to go to the doctors or speakeasies that were illegal bars, made their own alcohol or began to smuggle which led to more crime and violence or sold it. ...read more.

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However there were a lot of police arrests for example in Chicago, 16000 were arrested. US society began to change because even the women began to go to speakeasies when they were the ones who strongly supported the prohibition law. Speakeasies multiplied rapidly in the larger cities with Chicago top of the list having over 10,000 'speakeasies' at the height of Prohibition. There was a certain glamour attached to 'speakeasies' with its popular music which gave higher rise in the amount of women attending the illegal bars. Society began changing not for the better but the worst. While the youths and the younger people enjoyed it the older generation disagreed to the breaking of the law. The introduction of prohibition gave ambitious gangsters an enormous opportunity to make a lot of money. Before prohibition, gangsters did not have anything to sell that everybody wanted to buy but now that they had alcohol; the organised crimes reached a new level in America. ...read more.

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The police had come too late and Capone's candidates were elected and Cicero was brought under the mob's control. In conclusion the effects of Prohibition were generally very negative because the society had got worse than what it was before the prohibition of alcohol. The main consequences of prohibition were smuggling and the increased rate of crime. The supporters of prohibition were not pleased with this because the main reason why prohibition was introduced was to stop crime and ironically ever since prohibition began there was an increase in crime and violence. No true justice existed since everything became corrupted. Other crimes include gambling and prostitution. Millions of Americans neglected the law and continued to drink during prohibition so in conclusion the evils of society were not addressed by this law. Describe the main aspects of the economic boom in the USA in the 1920s. After World war one, America became a very rich country.for eight years between 1921-1929,there was a 'boom' in the American economy.during this perod business did very well, sales increas4ed ...read more.

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