Source based work on Prohibition.
Prohibition Question F Some of sources A to J do not suggest an inevitable failure of Prohibition where as some of them you cannot use as evidence because they were published after or during Prohibition. I think that sources A, B, E, I and J all suggest that Prohibition was inevitably going to fail where as sources C, D, F, G and H all do not suggest that inevitably Prohibition was going to fail. Source A is a historian talking about Prohibition in 1973. It says firstly about the causes of Prohibition, which make it seem that Prohibition was not going to fail. By saying things like 'The bad influence of saloons' and 'Most important of all was the moral fervour inspired by the War to Make The World Safe for Democracy'' make it sound that this article would have been strongly for the introduction of Prohibition. However in the second paragraph he uses hindsight to try and prove that it would have been inevitable with lines such as 'For no earlier law had gone against the daily customs, habits and desires of so many Americans.' Therefore I believe that this source suggests that the failure or Prohibition was inevitable. Source B is a historian talking about Prohibition in 1979. The first paragraph is about the causes and events of Prohibition so, as with Source A, this paragraph is saying that Prohibition was not going to fail. Quotations such as '...great evils of the times -
Did Roosevelts upbringing, background and character make it easy for him to understand the fears and concerns of the ordinary Americans?
Did Roosevelt's upbringing, background and character make it easy for him to understand the fears and concerns of the ordinary Americans? Explain your answer. Born to a wealthy family on 30th January 1882 at Hyde Park, Springwood Estate in the Hudson Valley, New York; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was to become the 32nd President of the United States of America. Even though FDR received a private education and lived an aristocratic lifestyle amongst the rich and powerful, he is arguably the most understanding president to date. He showed a true concern for ordinary Americans when he came to power during the height of the depression. FDR was the only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt and his upbringing was unlike that of a normal child. His mother was extremely overprotective, and until he was fourteen, FDR had never come into contact with a child of his own age. Despite the loneliness this must have caused him, outwardly, he had learnt to remain cheerful. When FDR was still a boy James Roosevelt, his father, became extremely ill. FDR was not allowed to go near him or spend time with him in the fear that his father would be disturbed. James Roosevelt died when FDR was eighteen years old. The lonely childhood that he endured could suggest a slight resentment towards the people of his class. Maybe FDR did not feel mistreated when he was still a small boy, but
How Far Was The New Deal A Success By 1941?
Sarpreet Singh Khakh How Far Was The New Deal A Success By 1941? The coursework in which I am undertaking is upon the question 'how far was the new deal a success by 1941?'. The question that I am investigating is on the topic on whether the new deal was a success from the date it was formed to subsequent till America joined World War two. I will discuss throughout this essay on how far the new deal was a triumph. I will do this by thoroughly investigating the schemes President Roosevelt created within his New Deal, ideally identifying the groups the New Deal helped and the success's in which it created. I will also include the problems, failures and opposition that threatened the New Deals success. After analysing all the data and concluding my theories I will answer the question on 'how far was the new deal a success by 1941?' The New Deal was a scheme organised by the current President, President Roosevelt, to help those affected by the problems America had experienced. During this period America was suffering from the Wall Street Crash and the Depression. These two major blips in American history caused the world to stop for a short period, which showed how influential America was in the past. The Wall Street Crash was the collapse of the stock market in America on the famous Wall Street during the year 1929. The Wall Street Crash occurred due to millions of
Al Capone was viewed by the authorities in the USA as Public Enemy Number One. Do the sources, and your own knowledge of the US society in the 1920s and 1930s, support this view?
Prohibition Coursework - Question 5 Al Capone was viewed by the authorities in the USA as Public Enemy Number One. Do the sources, and your own knowledge of the US society in the 1920s and 1930s, support this view? Al Capone broke the law continually in his lifetime and there is no question over that. However, in my opinion, I do not think that he should be viewed as Public Enemy Number One. I believe that he was an enemy to the authorities but not to the public. There are a number of factors which support the US governments case but there are also many aspects which support my view. Source H is a quote from Al Capone in 1930. It was a statement made for anybody to hear. He calls himself a businessman, which is a respected citizen. He tells of how he "supplies a popular demand" (alcohol). This shows me that alcohol was still popular even though it had been banned. From the sources (in particular sources C, F and J) I can see that people generally had a negative attitude towards prohibition and mainly ignored this law; Lots just kept drinking alcohol in any case. Source E shows me this as the number of drinking offences rose considerably because of a rise in alcohol consumption. A source of alcohol came from Al Capone who was smuggling it into the USA from over the Canadian borders. This meant that the public would not view as an enemy, the person who was supplying them
Prohibition party Prohibition, in the eyes of most politicians, was a tough issue that would bring unpopularity no matter where they stood on it. Politicians, who operate on the basis of public opinion, feared that if they were to take a position to advocate or oppose prohibition, they would receive unfavorable results in the next election. As such, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats would take a stand against the saloon, forcing those who advocated the prohibition to find another party to run under. The Prohibition Party was created in 1869 to fill this need and in the election of 1872 the party "ran its candidates in the presidential election on a platform of universal suffrage, business regulation, public education, encouragement of immigration, and constitutional prohibition." However, despite the publics call for a candidate to support their desire for prohibition, the Prohibition Party's candidate received only five thousand votes out of a total of more than six million. The Democratic and Republican parties, as the major political parties, could ignore a candidate that only spoke for such a small percentage of the voting population, thus making the Prohibition Party's presence in the 1872 election ineffective. However, by 1884 the second wave of the prohibition had reached its apex and the election results during that year reflected it. The Prohibition Party
How Severe was the Impact of the Depression on British Society in the 1930's?
How Severe was the Impact of the Depression on British Society in the 1930's? On the 24th October 1929 $30million dollars were wiped off the New York Stock Exchange in the Wall Street Crash. This economic disaster would have been bad enough but when combined with a drought in middle America, the decline of industry in Britain and the political aftermath of WW1 in Germany, It managed not only to force the U.S into depression but infact the whole Western World fell into a great depression. So severe was this slump that it would not be completely resolved until nearly 10 years later with the outbreak of WW2. Britain was hit very hard seeing most of it's old staple industries that had once been the world leaders in what they did now closing as they couldn't compete with cheaper foreign imports. It's workers were now finding themselves out of work and caught in the middle of long-term structural unemployment, which saw unemployment figures rise from 1.1million in 1924 to 2.6million in the heat of the depression in 1931. It was the industrial areas of Northern England and Wales that took the brunt of the disaster. Mining museums in South Wales show graphic reminders of women and children queuing for free soup, their only meal of the day. The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands, shows what life was like before the Depression and reveals some of the despair of
To what extent was the increase in hostility towards immigrants in the U.S.A during the 1920s due to fear of revolution?
Alasdair Smith, 5/6 To what extent was the increase in hostility towards immigrants in the U.S.A during the 1920's due to fear of revolution? By the early 20th century, the United States of America had an open door policy which allowed almost anyone to enter and live in the country. However, by the 1920's, attitudes towards immigrants changed and there was an increase in hostility towards them. A major factor in causing this growth of hostility was the fear of revolution. However, there are other factors which have to be considered to asses the importance of whether the increase in hostility towards immigrants in the U.SA during the 1920's was mainly due to the fear of revolution. One such factor which will be examined is that many Americans feared that more immigrants would make jobs and houses harder to find. Immigrants were also blamed for the spread of crime, which is another important reason to be considered. Racism is also considered to be a reason why hostility grew, and this should also be examined to ensure a fair conclusion. Finally, new immigration laws which were enforced in the U.S.A during the 1920's, discriminated against many immigrants and reflect the growing hostility towards immigrants at this time. The fear of revolution by many Americans was a major factor leading to the increase in hostility towards immigrants during the 1920's. In 1917, revolution
The Prohibition Era - The Highs and the lows of the Roaring twenties and beyond
Graham Knight May-June 2001 The Prohibition Era The Highs and the lows of the Roaring twenties and beyond Introduction Hard though it may be to believe, there was a time when alcohol was prohibited and to be in possession of it considered a crime in the United States. However, on the sixteenth of January 1920, this became law. The selling, manufacturing and transportation of intoxicating liquids became illegal and a crime. At the time Prohibition was going to be the golden age, it would create a dry world, free of crime and poverty. Instead it created almost the opposite, America sunk to an all time low, eventually falling into a dark age of organised crime and bootlegging. Yet it wasn't all bad, first came the roaring twenties, people were again enjoying themselves and it seemed everyone was happy. The Roaring Twenties During the nineteen twenties the American public were having the time of there lives. Everyone was happy. Despite of the law that banned alcohol, people ignored it; they went on like nothing had happened, if anything the public drank more. Throughout the major cities and towns underground saloons or speakeasies were opening. People would be able to go out, have a drink and enjoy themselves. Often the owners of these speakeasies would provide entertainment and music for their guests. They of course were not worried about being caught by the police, as
Alcohol Prohibition Q5
Sotirios Kopitsas 25 December 2007 Study All the Sources and use your own knowledge. 'Al Capone was viewed by the authorities as Public Enemy Number One.' Use the Sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this view Prohibition In the United States (1920-1933) was the era during which the United States Constitution outlawed the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcoholic beverages. The term also includes the prohibition of alcohol by state action at different times, and the social-political movement to secure prohibition. Selling, manufacturing, or transporting (including importing and exporting) alcohol for beverage purposes was prohibited by the Eighteenth Amendment. Though drinking and possession of alcohol were not prohibited by the Constitution, they were restricted by the Volstead Act. The effects of Prohibition were largely unanticipated. Production, importation and distribution of alcoholic beverages; the province of legitimate business were taken over by criminal gangs. The top gangsters (like Al Capone) became rich and were admired by many, effectively making murderers into national celebrities. Enforcement was difficult: the gangs became so prosperous that they were often able to entice underpaid and understaffed law-enforcement personnel. Many citizens were sympathetic to bootleggers and respectable citizens were lured to the
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945) served as the 32nd President of the United States and was elected to four terms in office
Marriage and family life Roosevelt was engaged to his distant cousin, Eleanor, despite the fierce resistance of his mother. They were married March 17, 1905, with Theodore Roosevelt standing in for Eleanor's deceased father Elliott. The young couple moved into a house bought for them by Roosevelt's mother, who became a frequent house guest, much to Eleanor's chagrin. Roosevelt was a charismatic, handsome, and socially active man. In contrast, Eleanor was painfully shy and disliked social life, and at first she desired nothing more than to stay at home and raise their children. They had six children in rapid succession: Anna Eleanor (1906-1975), James (1907-1991), Franklin Delano, Jr. (March 1909-November 1909), Elliott (1910-1990), a second Franklin Delano, Jr. (1914-1988), and John Aspinwall (1916-1981). Eleanor and Franklin at Campobello Island in 1903.The five surviving Roosevelt children all led tumultuous lives overshadowed by their famous parents. They had among them nineteen marriages, fifteen divorces and twenty-nine children. All four sons were officers in World War II and were decorated, on merit, for bravery. Their postwar careers, whether in business or politics, were disappointing. Two of them were elected briefly to the U.S. House of Representatives but none were elected to higher office despite several attempts. Roosevelt soon found romantic