Dbq Why Did America Change Its Mind

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DBQ Prohibition: Why Did America Change It’s Mind? January 24, 2012 Back in 1920-1933 America was going through Prohibition. Most men were drunk at most times. You were able to drink a beer or hard liquor on your break time at work. Many people were drinking all over from adesence to elders. People took it out of control and started taking abuse on it and made serious problems like corruption, child abuse, crime, unemployment, and worker safety. Men weren’t able to provide for there family. This was around the time when divorce wasn’t around and women couldn’t leave the men because of their ADDICTION. On there job, it would be slow down because they were to drunk to be able to put the right parts on the car. For the fact that, alcohol was going out of control, the house of representatives started to vote to pass the 18Th amendment. The 18Th amendment was to prohibit alcoholic beverages in the United States. In the early 1920’s the 18Th amendment went into effect, the country was dry, meaning everyone was sober. Prohibition means the banned of alcohol. They put a stop to alcoholic beverages. America chaned its mind about banneding alcohol beverages because after the prohibition was passed, depression started going on, higher homicides started to rise and congress men and senators were being hypocritical. When prohibition was passed many people wanted alcohol back and were going to do whatever they had to, to get a taste of beer or whiskey. By them doing this made america change there mind about prohibition. The men that were tying to do this were gangsters, racketeer, bootleggers, and the dope sellers. These were all the types of drunks. All types of guys were known as something, meaning the gangsters were know as a mobster, and a racketeer was a person who was often involved in exchanging money. The prohibtion was the big problem the guy that was making all
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