The Prohibition Er Organizing Essay

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The Prohibition Era: “Organizing” the Evil in America
At the beginning of the Prohibition Era, Reverend Billy Sunday stated, “The reign of tears is over. The slums will soon be a memory. We will turn our prisons into factories and our jails into storehouses and corncribs. Men will walk upright now, women will smile and children will laugh. Hell will be forever for rent”. He along with others, believed the prohibition of alcohol was meant to drastically reduce the access to alcohol and to stop the issues of trading, abortion, and gambling (Thornton). Federal efforts to enforce prohibition, including raids, were countered by well-organized plagiarizing operations with national and international connections (“Organized Crime”). The results of that experiment clearly indicated that it was a miserable failure on all counts. The Prohibition Era lasted from 1920 to 1933, and was known as one of the most gruesome and violent periods in our history. The evidence affirms some economic theory, which predicts that prohibition of mutually beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure (Thornton). This caused America to go into an Economic Depression (Nash). The Prohibition of Alcohol, known as the “noble experiment”, was meant to solve problems and bring the good back in America; instead, it brought organized crime such as starting gangs, smuggling alcohol in the streets, and causing disease.
The Prohibition of Alcohol, or also known as the “noble experiment”, was meant to solve…

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