The Effects Of Prohibition In The 1920's

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Like many mistakes america has made in the past, prohibition was probably one of the most absurd laws passed down during the 1920’s. The government thought that if prohibition was established, americans would have a better and healthier lifestyle. The only reason why americans agreed was because they saw it as a chance to start over and live a perfect life. They also saw alcohol as sinful and ungodly, but that did not stop other people from obtaining alcohol. During the 1920’s, prohibition was passed down as an amendment to have america stop drinking. Ironically, prohibition had the opposite effect by inspiring people to drink more and go to extreme criminal lengths to acquire alcohol.
Maybe the last time you saw an alcoholic product was probably yesterday when you went to the store to buy more milk somthing. Alcohol is so easy to get now in days and a lot cheaper to. You can you can practically find it anywhere, mostly in stores and pharmacies. It’s true that the drinking age is 21 in america, but people do get fake ID’s. Also criminals
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the only ones that were left supporting the 18th amendment were people living in the rural part of the U.S. Most americans believed that prohibition caused more problems than it tried to solve. Then in 1937, the 21st amendment was passed down in congress to what the government calls “repeal” the 18th amendment, as in get rid of it. It is amazing what people would do to get what they want and when they want it. Going to such lengths just to prove a point that they are trying to make. Whether it be killing others trying to make a quick buck, or hiding things someplace that was not meant to hide things. Going to extreme Criminal lengths to get something you want is absurd. When america went dry, people did stuff to a point where they were drinking poison or somebody else 's dirty bath water. Makes me wonder what america will try to prove

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