Consequences of Prohibition,

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what year did prohibiton start and end?
1920-1933
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In the early 20s, what percentage did alcohol consumption fall by?
30%
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The Government ran prohibiton campaigns and prohibition agents.How many agents did they have and what did they do?
4,000 and they arrested offenders who were drinking,
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What was the name of one of the famous agents and how many arrests did they make?
Moe smoth-4392 arrests,
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How did they do their raids? What was their process?
Their rades were low key. They would walk int speakeasies and order a drink. They carried special flasks hidden inside their waitcoat and a funnel attached which is how he preserved evidence,
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Why was it unsuccessful to enforce?
as there were too little agents who had to cover a large area and were badly paid. They couldnt enforce it in cities as people didnt want to obey it,
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Who was Al Capone and how much did he make a year from his speakeasies,
he was the most famous gangster leader in Chicago and he supplies illegal booze. he made $60 million a year,
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In 1925, were there more or less speakeasies than saloons in 1919?
There were more,
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Izzy Einstein producd a report on how easy it was to gain alchol. In Atlanta- 17 minutes, Pittsburg- 11 minutes but how long was it in Chicago and New Orleans?
Chicago-21 minutes, New Orleans- 35 seconds,
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What did people use to make illegal whisky at home and what was the alchol called? What was dangerous about this?
They used illegal distilleries and made moon shine. the Moonshine was poisonous and it was a fire hazard,
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How many people died of moonshine a year?
5,000
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How many did agents seize?
280,000
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How much alchol came from Canda and why? (fraction)
2/3 as it was a vast border and near impossible to patrol all of it,
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What is the name of one of the most famous illegal suplliers os what alchol and how did he get it to America?
captain McCoy and he supplied Scottish Whiskey by sea as he waited until US control left to land their cargo,
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many police officers, prohibitin agents and judges were bribed to stay away from brewin industrys. In how many of how many agents were dismissed for beng dishonest?
1 in 12,
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What were speakeasies begin to appear in?
old saloons, basements, jazz clubs,
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How many speakeasies by 1930 were there in New york and across all of the USA?
New York-30,000 USA-200,000
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