Why did Prohibition end?

Essay plan on why Prohibition ended, theres other things that could be added, but these are the main pointers I would use

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  • Why did Prohibition end?
    • Wickersham Report
      • Report 1931
        • Prohibition ineffective BUT law should continue
        • Ammunition for pressure groups as even Gov. states Prohibition was a failure
      • Commission 1929
      • Evaluate whether Prohibition effective
      • Set up by Hoover
    • The Depression
      • Alcohol 7th biggest industry before Prohibition
        • Poyentialy  1  million employed per brewry
        • Revenue & tax could be made on alcohol
      • 13 million unemployed
      • Economic
    • Political Party
      • Republicans began to be against Prohibition after  Wickersham.
      • Democrats against Prohibition since 1928
      • Many Politicians against the law
    • 'Legality' of Prohibition
      • Signifies no freedom (against constitution)
      • Against laissez-fair
    • Failing in cities
      • Gangsters
        • Al Capone & John Torrio
        • Dion (Buggs)
      • Corruption
        • 10% treasury agents presecuted
        • Treasury agents easily bribed as under-paid
      • Speakeasies
        • replaced & out numberedbars
        • Bootleggers sold home brewed alcohol
      • Prohibition non-existant 3 miles off-shore.
        • People distributed, purchase alcohol
    • Pressure by Individuals & organisations
      • Rockafeller states how law should be repealed
      • AAPA
        • Association Against Prohibition Ammendment
        • Becomes powerful & WET voted in
        • Against Anti-Saloon League (ASL)
      • Du Pont gave $300,000 to campaign

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