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Prohibition - source related study.

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Prohibition Question A Sources A and B are accounts of prohibition wrote after the time, making them both secondary sources. They are both taken from American History books published in the 1970's. Source A tells us about the causes and results of Prohibition. The first paragraph tells us the reasons for Prohibition came about. The reasons Prohibition came around are 'the bad influence of saloons,' which are also shown in sources C and D, 'the wartime concern for preserving grain for food, feelings against the German-Americans who were important in brewing and distilling, and the influence of the Anti-Saloon League at a time when large number of men were absent in the forces.' ...read more.

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Source B tells us that the causes of The Prohibition law being brought in are or was the nation-wide campaign led by the Anti-Saloon league and backed up by the Women's Christian Temperance Union. They believed that they were fighting against one of the great evils of the times-alcohol. Then it starts to talk about the events of Prohibition. It says that the pressure brought on Congress to ban the use of grain for either distilling or brewing. That victory encouraged the supporters of the League to push for an amendment to the Constitution of the USA. In 1919 the amendment was passed and the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor was banned. ...read more.

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Sources A and B differ in that I believe source B is written for the more intellectual people and delves less into the causes, where the first source goes into more detail, and more into the events, which source A does not go into. Also source B uses more facts, quotes and figures than source, A which will help to persuade you over and against alcohol. That is why I think source B is against alcohol and for Prohibition. I believe source A is against Prohibition because in the second paragraph it talks about Prohibition as if it never should of happened. However in the first paragraph it seems as though they don't know whether it is a good or a bad thing. ...read more.

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