• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Prohibition coursework 3

Extracts from this document...


Mustafa Ali History coursework- 2c Study sources E + F. Which of These Two Sources is the More Reliable As Evidence About Prohibition? Source E and F are both personal accounts. Source E is a letter written by John D. Rockefeller and Source F is a speech which was held by the first Prohibition agent named John F. Kramer. Source E, which is a letter written by the industrialist, John D. Rockefeller, talks about the causes of Prohibition, was written 1 year before Prohibition was stopped. It talks about how one day he hopes that the evil's of Prohibition would prevail. Instead he goes on to talk about the fact that drinking has generally increased. ...read more.


This point may lead us to believe that this letter is bias because it is opinionated. It affects the reliability of the source. Source F is a speech by the first Prohibition commissioner, John F. Kramer. It is a primary source because it is taken before Prohibition came into place. In this source, Kramer talks about what the commissioners hope to achieve, how it 'will' be obeyed and that it will be 'enforced' if it is not obeyed. The source is more opinion and hope and not fact so it cannot be that reliable. Under the source, it states his name, the date and his rank. ...read more.


In conclusion, I believe that both of the sources give us an idea of prohibition, but, I believe that the one which is more reliable of the two, is Source E.I believe this because Rockefeller had more experience of Prohibition than Kramer did. This is because his speech was given before Prohibition came into place. I believe that, Rockefeller had more of a chance to put things into perspective and think of why Prohibition was a bad idea, rather than what Kramer did and give a speech addressing the main points of Prohibition and I also believe was that his speech was biased because they wanted it to be a success, so they may've done anything in their power to make people agree with their terms. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Fountains Abbey Coursework

    Furthermore, the chapel breaks the original cross shape of the church. This shows they value people over God, as a Abbot ordered this for money. They get more money as 9 altars mean 9 times more people can pay to be prayed for.

  2. Irish Coursework

    This meant catholic's have lost ownership f their land and they are only tenants. By 1727 Catholics probably felt annoyed, distraught and bullied into what someone else believed. This is different from how they felt in 1500 as they had rights then and they were in power, now they have lost all power and had only the basic rights.

  1. Jack the Ripper Coursework

    Certainly, if Druitt's relatives did suspect him they would not have told anyone else after his death because it would only have exposed them to distress and social embarrassment. There are a few other grounds for suspecting Druitt. As a surgeon's son he may have been competent to perform the mutilations.

  2. Rhydymwyn Coursework

    The photograph also shows the wives acceptance of Stalin as they are stretching out to him showing their gratitude towards Stalin. In conclusion, the messages given out by Source A in comparison to Sources B and C are polar opposites.

  1. All My Sons Coursework

    I deduced this from the quote: "Well, that shows you; in my day, there was no such thing", this is also in reference to the page of the newspaper. When Lydia asks Keller about Annie, Keller replies: "Annie? I don't suppose she goes around dancing on her toes, but she seems to be over it".

  2. WW1 Coursework

    He believed that the war shouldn't happen but he was glad to fight for his country. He set off to war in a good spirit thinking they would win because god was there for him and he trusted him. He thought god wouldn't let them lose and would only let

  1. Women Coursework

    By the 1950s things were beginning to change. Women were slowly beginning to work again, especially in the professional sectors. It was a gradual change which reflected the change in the economy. As the nation moved away from reconstruction and into consumer goods there was more need for women in industry.

  2. English Coursework

    Sheila is a very important character to follow in the play as are the rest of the Birlings; she is the young lady of the family though it seems she is treated more like a child. The delicate female, the one to marry and just keep quiet.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work