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Prohibition was the time from 1920- 1933 when the manufacture and sale of alcohol was illegal Alcohol became illegal because of the work of the Temperance.

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1 Prohibition was the time from when the manufacture and sale of alcohol was illegal Alcohol became illegal because of the work of the Temperance Society or “drys” that taught about the evils of alcohol. 18 th Amendment

2 III. Prohibition Organizations A. Women’s Christian Temperance Movement Again what is Temperance

3 Carrie Nation “Molly Hatchet”

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5 Even though alcohol became illegal to make or sell, prohibition was a failure. Speakeasies or illegal bars became more common than the legal ones that existed before prohibition Smuggling- Alcohol was smuggled in from other countries. Bootlegging- People made their own alcohol, which could cause blindness, “rotgut” and death More violence and crime than before,which was difficult to enforce. The rise of organized crime, or the “mob” which smuggled and distributed illegal alcohol. In 1933 President Roosevelt repealed prohibition. What do you think would happen if there was a prohibition on tobacco today?

6 End of Prohibition VIII. 21 st Amendment Repeal of 18 th Amendment Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited. Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission here of to the States by the Congress.


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