Prohibiton

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Prohibiton
  1. Impact on people
    1. Jobs
      1. The closing of alcohol breweries, distilleries and saloons led to the elimination of thousands of jobs, leaving anyone with work related to the alcohol industry (such as barrel makers, truckers and waiters) out of a job
      2. Deaths related to dangerous alcohol consumption
        1. Economic - $2,000 million went to gang members and bootleggers
        2. What happened during the event
          1. Health and alcohol cinsumption
            1. American wine consumption increased from 70 million gallons in 1917 to 150 million gallons in 1925
            2. Crime and corruption
              1. With a decrease in alcohol consumption came an increase in organized crime
                1. Between the years of 1927 and 1930 over 500 gangland murders took place.
                  1. The Valentines day incident of 1929 was when Capone's men killed 7 rival Moran gang members
                  2. Between the years of 1927 and 1930 over 500 gangland murders took place
                    1. The Valentines Day Incident of 1929 was when Capone's men killed 7 rival Moran gang members
              2. Background of the event
                1. Prior to Prohibition.....
                  1. Groups
                    1. The Anti Saloon League and the Women's Christian Temperance Union were the main groups lobbying for Prohibition
                      1. Argued alcohol damaging American society
                    2. Prohibition was thought to solve America's binge drinking problems
                      1. “A great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose” - President Herbert Hoover 1928
                      2. WW1
                        1. Reasons surrounding WW1 contributed to a anti alcohol stance
                          1. WW1 set peoples beliefs against alcohol with a new message
                          2. National mood was turned against drinking alcohol through the use of propaganda
                            1. Drinking at this time was seen by some as morally wrong as some argued that it was wrong for citizens to enjoy alcohol while America’s young men were at war
                              1. Many US citizens also believed that the grain used to produce alcohol should be going towards making bread to feed the population
                          3. Consequences of the event
                            1. Economic
                              1. Loss of jobs
                                1. Instead of money going to the brewing industry and bars the money went to the undesirable bootleggers and gang members
                                  1. An estimated $2,000 million was lost to bootleggers and gang members
                                2. Crime and corruption
                                  1. Normal law abiding citizens broke the law not just gang members
                                    1. Prohibition did not just lead to deaths related to binge drinking illegal alcohol but also led to gang related deaths in the illegal alcohol trade industry
                                      1. Prohibition did not just lead to deaths related to binge drinking illegal alcohol but also led to gang related deaths in the illegal alcohol trade industry
                                      2. The repeal
                                        1. In 1929 the Wickersham Commission reported that Prohibition was not effective and as a result in February of 1933 Congress passed the 21st Amendment repealing Prohibition
                                        2. Health and alcohol consumption
                                            1. Prohibition also fueled the popularity of mixed drinks
                                              1. Since soda served as both a substitute and mixer for alcohol: Coca-Cola saw its sales triple during Prohibition
                                            2. Ultimately made America's binge drinking problems worse
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