A2 Edexcel History - Successes and Failures of Prohibition

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  • Successes and Failures of Prohibition
    • Corruption
      • Big Bill Thompson
      • Agents
        • Only 3000
      • Doctors
        • Made $4 million per year
      • Hoover
        • Had drinking parties in the White House
    • Overall consumption down
      • From 2.6 to 1 gallon, per person, per year
    • Opposition
      • AAPA
      • Women turned against it
      • Rockefeller turned against it
      • Financially backed
      • Influential individuals
    • Soft drinks and firearms industries
      • Coca cola
        • The Grand Temperance Drink
    • Illegal smuggling
      • Only 5% stopped
      • Canada and Mexico
      • 18,700 miles of coastline
    • In the work place
      • Less alcohol related injuries in the work place
      • More efficient
      • Workers not hungover
    • Speakeasies and bootlegging
      • 32 places in 1 block in Manhattan where you could get a drink
      • Moonshine
      • Illegal distilleries
      • Poor quality alcohol
        • Contained soap and sulphuric acid
          • Tested by the New York telegram
      • Some didn't even hide the fact that they weere speakeasies
    • Less Injuries and arrests
      • Less drink-driving
    • Alcohol related deaths
      • Up 600% in Chicago
    • Legality of it
      • Against laissez faire
      • Against Bill of Rights
    • 1. Rise of violence
      • Al Capone
        • $60 million annual profit
        • Had $27 million when he went to prison for tax evasion
      • John Torrio
        • Retired in 1925 with $27 million
      • St Valentine's Day Massacre
        • 7 killed
        • February 1929
    • Worked in some places
      • In rural areas
      • In the south
      • Carried on afterwards in some places
      • It did last 13 years
    • Didn't work in cities
      • Was widely ignored
    • Economically
      • 7th biggest industry
      • Loss of 1 million jobs
      • Less tax revenues
  • Speakeasies and bootlegging
    • 32 places in 1 block in Manhattan where you could get a drink
    • Moonshine
    • Illegal distilleries
    • Poor quality alcohol
      • Contained soap and sulphuric acid
        • Tested by the New York telegram
    • Some didn't even hide the fact that they weere speakeasies

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