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Study sources C & D. Were the artists of these posters for or against prohibition? Both sources are cartoons. I think that it's produced it a cartoon form because it is trying to portray a very serious message in a 'light-hearted' way. Source C has a caption, which says 'Slaves of the saloon'. This gives the impression that no one can escape it once they get involved. Source C was produced in 1910. We don't know exactly who it was that published it, as it is not signed anywhere on the source. However, one can guess that the Women's Christian Temperance Unit produced it. Source D was produced in 1915 but we do not know exactly who it was that published it, as it does not have it written anywhere in the source but one can guess that it was produced by the Anti Saloon League. These dates are very important pieces of information, because they show that both sources were produced before the introduction of Prohibition and this means that it was campaigning for Prohibition to take place. Source C and D are aimed at families and family men. ...read more.


This was published before the First World War, and so, had effect even during the First World War. The caption at the top says 'Poor mans club'. This shows that anyone who joins will be stripped off his money. This source is reliable to an extent because it shows how the Anti Saloon leagues used propaganda to change people's view and it shows their tactics. The artist looks as though he wants Prohibition to be introduced because of the way he shows that alcohol is destroying family life. Source D shows a boy with his mother standing sad outside the doors of a saloon and they are both sad. The mother is telling the child 'Daddy is in there...And our shoes and stockings and food are in the saloon, and they will never come out'. This is a very strong sentence and it will make families and family men alike think. This is emotionally moving, as it demonstrates that their father has been stolen from them because of alcohol, and also, drink has stolen their physiological needs, such as food and shelter. ...read more.


The people that called for Prohibition were based in Small Town America and they had traditional views. People in Small Town America saw big cities as Cesspools (places with a lot of corruption and a lack of morals). They therefore started up the Prohibition campaign in an aim to stop this. In conclusion, I think that the publishing of both cartoons is for the introduction of Prohibition, as they both show that destruction of family life is because of alcohol. However it is limited because it only shows one side of the coin because it doesn't show that if Prohibition is introduced, Americas title as the land of freedom would have lost effectiveness because drinking alcohol was not seen as a privilege, rather, it was seen as a right. These sources were also produced before the introduction of Prohibition (I.e. before the 18th Amendment to the Constitution), which must have meant that the campaign was for the introduction of Prohibition. The Levers Act (1917) also helped the campaign to impose Prohibition. I think that this source was successful and the campaign it was part of was successful because Prohibition introduced in 1919. Abbas Tejani Prohibition part (b) ...read more.

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