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 WHO TENDED TO BE SUPPORTERS OF PROHIBITION AT THIS TIME?  MANY PROGRESSIVE REFORMERS AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS  THE ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE  THE WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN.

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Presentation on theme: " WHO TENDED TO BE SUPPORTERS OF PROHIBITION AT THIS TIME?  MANY PROGRESSIVE REFORMERS AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS  THE ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE  THE WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN."— Presentation transcript:

1  WHO TENDED TO BE SUPPORTERS OF PROHIBITION AT THIS TIME?  MANY PROGRESSIVE REFORMERS AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS  THE ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE  THE WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION  PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THE RURAL SOUTH AND WEST  NATIVE-BORN PROTESTANTS

2  WHY DID THEY SUPORT IT?  BELIEVED TOO MUCH DRINKING LED TO CRIME, WIFE AND CHILD ABUSE, ACCIDENTS ON THE JOB AND OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS  DRINKING WAS SINFUL  THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD OUTLAW LIQUOR TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH AND MORALS

3  WHO TENDED TO BE OPPONENTS OF PROHIBITION AT THIS TIME?  MANY LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES, AND INTELLECTUALS  IMMIGRANT GROUPS  PEOPLE WHO OPPOSED THE GOVERNMENT’S MEDDLING IN THEIR LIVES

4  WHY DID THEY OPPOSE IT?  WERE TIRED OF MAKING SACRIFICES AND WANTED TO ENJOY LIFE  DIDN’T CONSIDER DRINKING SINFUL OR UNHEALTHY  RESENTED THE GOVERNMENT’S MEDDLING IN THEIR LIVES

5  WHY WAS PROHIBITION REPEALED?  LOCAL POLICE AND THE FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WERE UNDERFUNDED, UNDERSTAFFED, AND OVERWHELMED  DRINKERS AND BOOTLEGGERS FOUND WAYS TO EVADE THE LAW, THROUGH SPEAKEASIES, HOME STILLS, SMUGGLING  UNDERWORLD GANGS CAUSED A RISE IN CRIME AND LAWLESSNESS  PROHIBITION CAME TO BE SEEN AS WORSE THAT THE PROBLEMS IT WAS SUPPOSE TO FIX

6  WHO WERE DARROW’S MAIN SUPPORTERS?  SECULAR THINKERS  MODERATE PROTESTANTS  LIBERAL THINKERS  AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION  PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T INTERPRET THE BIBLE LITERALLY  PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED IN DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION

7  WHY DID THEY SUPPORT HIM?  SUPPORTED SCIENTIFIC THINKING  BELIEVED IN DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION  DID NOT BELIEVE THE BIBLE SHOULD BE INTERPRETED LITERALLY  WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWING POLITICAL POWER OF FUNDAMENTALISM

8  WHO WERE BRYAN’S MAIN SUPPORTERS?  PROTESTANT FUNDAMENTALISTS

9  WHY DID THEY SUPPORT HIM?  BELIEVED IN CREATIONISM, THE LITERAL INTERPRETATION OF GENESIS  WERE SKEPTICAL OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE  DID NOT WANT EVOLUTION TAUGHT TO THEIR CHILDREN

10  WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME OF THE CASE?  SCOPES WAS FOUND GUILTY AND FINED $100  THE VERDICT WAS LATER OVERTURNED, BUT THE LAW OUTLAWING TEACHING EVOLUTION REMAINED ON THE BOOKS


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