Arguments For Prohibition In The 1920's

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It’s the early 1920’s, America is in full support and prohibition is underway. But only ten years later, three out of four Americans called for a repeal (Background Essay). With so many people advocating for prohibition, why-only mere years later- did they regret their decision? All of the arguments for prohibition were sound, we needed the money for war, it would increase the productivity of workers and so on. In the end, prohibition did not work for three reasons: the increase in crime, political corruption, and the downfall of economy.

Consequently, the crime rate seemed to be directly related to alcohol. According to a census done by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, the era of prohibition led to a sudden increase in crime. Rate

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