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

Prohibition - source based.

Extracts from this document...


What can you learn from source A about why the anti-saloon leagues opposed the sale of alcohol? From the source there is a man holding a bag with his weekly wages and offering it to the bar man, so is suggested that he is spending it on alcohol. From this we can see that they believed that men spent all their weekly wages on drink, and the moneybag is substantially large to presume that there was some left over for his family. With this and the picture of the mother despairing over the situation and the child demanding for food, this shows that they believe none is left over or he is not keeping any back for important things and without alcohol this could be prevented. The barkeeper till is shown as always open and suggests he is always making money and profit. This is revealing a point very similar to that of the despairing mother and child, with profit always being many is ...read more.


From the use of the term slaves it does not give the impression that the anti-saloon league see the men as punters but as slaves. This suggests from the meaning of the word 'slave' that the men are owned and are working for the bar keeper, a person dependant on or controlled by something; a mechanism directly controlled by another. With this it gives us the sense that these men can not see how much control these saloons have upon these men, and this is why the league opposes this system of 'slavery' and 'greed.' It also provides us with a comparison to make sure the readers know what they mean when they say alcohol is to be banned: 'The liquor traffic, like the slave trade or piracy. Cannot be mended, and therefore must be actually ended.' It helps us realize that it is no good mending the system as it will not help and therefore should be banned altogether. ...read more.


They also saw as it as an imposed trait in America as 'many German immigrants in the USA worked in the brewing industry,' from this people felt Americas pride and uniqueness was al a scam. Obviously it was not helping the American industry as they believed it could lead to absenteeism and reduced production in factories, industry therefore supported prohibition as they thought it would make them more money. From the sources I can also see that they wanted prohibition because the 'nations workers- which is to say their employees- would be more productive if beer and liquor could be withheld from hem. With this hey mean hat many employees would turn up to work hung over and they believed with prohibition this would not happen and many workers would work better if they did not come into work hung over or even drunk. ...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 USA 1919-1941 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 USA 1919-1941 essays

  1. Prohibition - source based.

    This source is against alcohol and for prohibition because it is portraying alcohol as a cause for poverty and addiction and condoning the men that submit to it. Source D is more poignant and emotive than Source C. It is a poster that was published in 1915.

  2. Prohibition - What can you learn from Source A about why the Anti-Saloon League ...

    Source F backs up source E showing that the Government couldn't keep up with prohibition. They provided a force that only numbered 1,520 men in 1920 and in 10 years the number only increased by 1,316 men. Source F claims that anyone who believed that these men (earning only $30-50 a week)

  1. Prohibition - source based questions.

    Further evidence of this is how the amount of registered alcoholics rose dramatically in1924 from 177-874. This shows that people were starting to address their problems so that they can try to abide by the law. However as this source was created by the Philadelphia police department who would have

  2. Prohibition - source based research.

    Another attempt to convince people to stop drinking. It also has a lot of text below the picture full of biased quotes like 'They go out and work a week or a month, draw their pay, go into the saloon, and hand the saloon keeper their money for something which ruins their lives. Is this not slavery?'. 4)

  1. Source based work on Prohibition.

    The second paragraph yet again talks about the results as if they were destined to happen. When Al Capone says 'all I do is supply a public demand' it links into Source A's last line of 'For no earlier law had gone against the daily customs, habits and desires of so many Americans.'

  2. Prohibition Source based Coursework.

    They both have sad faces, especially the girl because I think she has accepted the fact that her daddy is a slave to alcohol. The girl is saying to her brother that "daddy is in there and our shoes and stockings and food are in the saloon too, and they will never come out".

  1. Jarrow source based coursework

    Source d tells us information on the house with "a tunnel-like passage with bare walls" and "the living room of a two bedroom house" this is useful in telling us information on the house as it is reliable but it is not useful in telling us information about the great depression.

  2. Study source A. What can you learn from source A about why the Anti- ...

    The famous "I Want You" recruiting poster by James Montgomery Flagg set the image of Uncle Sam firmly into the American consciousness. In this particular source, Uncle Sam is shown to be trying to smash a large mass of bottles.

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