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Sources E and F are pieces written by two different people about prohibition. Source E was written by a wealthy industrialist named John D. Rockefeller.

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History Coursework- David Whalley C Study sources E and F. Which of these is more reliable as evidence about prohibition? Sources E and F are pieces written by two different people about prohibition. Source E was written by a wealthy industrialist named John D. Rockefeller. He was a former supporter of prohibition and therefore for him to be against prohibition would certainly suggest that he is not exaggerate the problems created by prohibition. Source F was written by John F Kramer, the first prohibition commissioner in 1920, it was his job to enforce prohibition. ...read more.

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This is not much use as evidence about prohibition because it is a possibly biased view towards alcohol and prohibition and is only this particular person's view on it. In source F Kramer uses very strong and forceful language such as "obeyed" and "where it is not obeyed it will be enforced." He basically says that alcohol is evil and it will be stopped. Source E has a much more balanced view on prohibition than source F. Rockefeller talks about his views before prohibition and how it became impossible to enforce. ...read more.

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So overall I believe that source E is a much more reliable source of information about prohibition because it was written by an industrialist, who would have had a more unbiased view of prohibition than Kramer who would have had a biased view when he wrote his account because he was the first prohibition commissioner. Source E also shows a lot more information as Rockefeller talks about what happened as well as what he wanted to happen. Rockefeller also had the advantage of hindsight and therefore I think he wrote a more accurate account of the events of that time. ...read more.

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