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John D. Rockefeller wrote source E at the start of the introduction of prohibition, at this point he was very much in favour of prohibition.

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John D. Rockefeller wrote source E at the start of the introduction of prohibition, at this point he was very much in favour of prohibition. He describes how he had changed his opinion due to increasing crime and drinking. He was originally for prohibition because he didn't want his employs coming in ill after a night of heavy drinking. Source F, which was written by John F Krane, was the first prohibition commission so he would have to be for prohibition due to his job. He says how he will be enforced everywhere. I believe source E is more reliable as evidence because it says how even the most orthodox Drys changed their views about prohibition. Where on the other hand source F just shows one side of the story and is written by a government official so it will be biased towards prohibition. Source G shows that the agents who were enforcing Prohibition from 1921 to 1929 had uncrossed the amount of skills and spirits they had seizing. ...read more.

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The sources may seem to prove that prohibition was successful but with other factors reading to be included and questions not being answered. I believe these sources are there own can't prove that prohibition was either success or a failure. Source I is a cartoon of several people in high profile jobs within the American government and the police. They are standing with their hands behind them waiting for a backhanded or bribe. The title for this cartoon is "The National Gesture", which implies that everyone was being bribed by gangsters or speakeasy owners. Source J is written by a policeman writing about the amount of bribes that was going on in Chicago at this time. He says a saloon owner offered him free drinks as if there wasn't any prohibition in affect. He also says "it was a conspiracy and my superior officers were involved in it." ...read more.

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Due to the feet that their tables can not have views or opines. Source I, which is a cartoon, has pictures of several people in authority gesturing a bribe or backhanded. So this would suggest that the artist believes that a large majority of the country were getting bribes so would support the above-mentioned view. Source J is a diary sort of extract from a policeman. Taking about the sort of criminal goings on in Chicago and how people reacted. So i believe the policeman does indeed support the view that prohibitions failure was inevitable. Because there was so many people getting bribed and injured, in gang related incidents, that the government had to remove prohibition before there was to many incidents. I believe the fowling sources A, B, E, I, J all support the vein that the failure of prohibition was inevitable. They all have strong arguments, but most of all is source A with the a quote which i believe sums up prohibition, "no earlier law ha gone against the daily customs, habits and desires of so many Americans." ...read more.

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