Prohibition: Homicide Rates In The United States

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rohibitionKaela Riley 4/26/13 Period: 6/7 Prohibition On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment declared it illegal to manufacture, transport, and sell alcoholic beverages in the U.S. Fourteen years later, the Amendment was repealed because America changed their minds. America changed their minds because of the rise of homicides, lack of enforcement of the Amendment, and money issues. After the 18th Amendment was passed in 1919, the homicide rates went up tremendously according to the US Census and FBI Uniform Crime Reports in Drug War Facts. This was caused by prohibition. Not only did the crime rate increase but it also became organized. Violent wars broke out in the big cities between rival gangs who sought to corner the rich market
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