Prohibition

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Why did Business men support prohibiton?
Alcholism caused low productivty at work and more absentiees.
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Who were the Women's Christian Temperence Union?
This was a group of women who believed that alcohol was causing society to breakdown. Part of their reasoning was that men would often spend the families money on booze and could be abusive to their wives and children.
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What did the anti-saloon league fight against?
The anti-saloon league aimed to stop men spending all of their money at saloons and neglecting their families.
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Why did people refuse to buy some alocohol?
Some breweries such as Busch and Pabst were German, and many people didn't want to fund Germany.
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When did Prohibiton begin?
The Volstead act was signed in January 1920, it banned the consumption of over 0.5 units of alcohol.
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What was the Wickersham Comission?
It was an investigation into the bad effects, and proposed a repeal. Reasons: the tax on booze was needed by the government. The jobs the drink industry provided were in desperate need. President Roosevelt promised to repeal the law in 1932 election
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What was the AAPA?
Asociation Against the Prohibition Amendment
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Why was their less support in the north for prohibition?
The north was less conservative & the workers in factories wanted to be able to relax after work.
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What is a Speakeasy?
An illegal bar which were often disguised as a Jazz club, selling alcohol.There were 30,000 in New York alone.
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What was Distilling?
This was where people made their own alcohol. Illegal distilleries were set up all over the USA, the alcohol was often poisonous and agents seized over 280,000 bottles.
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What is moonshine?
moonshine was an alcohol people aften distilled themselves. It was often poisonous and could have fatal effects.
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What were bootleggers?
They smuggled in alcohol from mexico, which could be sold for high prices.
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Why did organised crime increase during this time?
Selling alcohol became a big business, it was controlled usually by gangsters.
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What did gangsters do?
Gangsters supplied alcohol, set up speakeasies, and ran protection brackets.
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What were protection brackets?
This was where they threatened to damage property if they were not paid to protect it.
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Who was Al Capone?
A famous gangster, he bribed the police and politicans in Chicago ro gain control. He didn't fear arrest and employed over 1,000 men.
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What was the Valentines Day Massacre?
in 1929 men from Al Capone killed seven members of Bugs Moran's gang who was a rival to Capone.
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Why did prohibition increase crime?
Because alcohol was illegal, smugglers and gangsters could charge alot of money for it as there was a risk of being arrested.
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Who were the Women's Christian Temperence Union?

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This was a group of women who believed that alcohol was causing society to breakdown. Part of their reasoning was that men would often spend the families money on booze and could be abusive to their wives and children.

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What did the anti-saloon league fight against?

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Why did people refuse to buy some alocohol?

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When did Prohibiton begin?

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