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

Source related work on Prohibition.

Extracts from this document...


U.S.A Coursework Both historians in sources A and B most likely got their information from books as these sources where published roughly 50 years after prohibition came into effect. This means that both sources are 2nd sources not primary sources. It is very unlikely that both historians got their sources from people at the time of prohibition because they probably would be too old and have short memory of what happened at the time. There are a few points that both historians agree on. The main one is that the widespread increase of crime was due to prohibition. The source A says "it created the greatest criminal boom." This contrasts into what source B says ".... turned the avoidance of prohibition into big, violent business." ...read more.


Distilling was used to produce beer or alcohol. People in America suggested that the grain should be used for making bread for the allies in the war. But both historians do not really disagree with each other but only do not mention things. This is probably because it was a different place where they got their information from or the details might be too minor. Source B is a lot more detailed about the Anti-Saloon League than source A is because it mentions the Women's Temperance Union. Source A probably hasn't mentioned this as he feels it isn't important. Source A states that in 1917, twenty-three states were dry but B doesn't because A's information is spread over a period of time whereas B's information is concentrated on a short period making it more detailed. ...read more.


On the other hand, B is vague on details in A like the moral fervour, twenty-three states dry and the men fighting which I don't think is really important as most of it is what led up to prohibition and not during it. I think B is the most useful source because it is a concentrated and detailed piece of writing, which gives you information during prohibition and what prohibition led to "In 1919 the amendment was passed...1928 there were more than 30,000 speakeasies". Source A is too vague because it is over a long period and only mention one important detail which was the Anti-Saloon League and did not mention the important details. Again they do not disagree with each other, just do not mention things. ...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.

    It is a poster that was published in 1915. It shows a couple of children standing outside a saloon with the slogan "Daddy's in there". This makes you feel sympathetic towards the children. The source does not actually show the man either; this makes you feel more critical of him.

  2. Jarrow source based coursework

    other years so the other years that haven't been showed to us the death rates and infant mortality can be very low. we do not know why more years was not given to us so this source can be unreliable because there is a possibility that they had a reason

  1. Roosevelt source related study.

    Source A agrees that Roosevelt was bold and says that he really cared about the people of America. It tells us that Roosevelt really wanted to help and be involved people's lives. We know that this source is not pro-Roosevelt propaganda, and so is trustworthier as it was written after his time.

  2. Prohibition - source related study.

    The woman is saying 'The saloon is well named "The poor mans club" as it keeps its members and their families poor'. The caption below the drawing compares a member of the club to a slave, so the Temperance and Anti- Saloon Movements suggest that members of saloons and their

  1. Source based work on Prohibition.

    Unfortunately as he later says he had to change his mind because he saw that Prohibition failed and that '...drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of law breakers has appeared; many of

  2. Was Prohibition bound to fail? - source related study.

    In contrast, Source B implies that First World War Organisations such as The Women's Christian temperance Union were the most important contributor factor to the sealing of prohibition as a state law. In conclusion, Sources A and B agree only to an extent however it can be argued that they

  1. Source related work on Prohibition.

    The phrase means that all the men in the club are gradually becoming poor when they go to the saloon bar time after time. The second part of the heading is "The most expensive in the world to belong to.

  2. Prohibition and Gangster Information.

    For all his power, Capone still had enemies from other surviving gangs in the city. He drove everywhere in an armour plated limousine and wherever he went, so did his armed bodyguards. Violence was a daily occurrence in Chicago. 227 gangsters were killed in the space of 4 years and

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