He also shows that 18 year olds can vote and go to fight in wars but they can’t drink beer. This along with many reasons is why we should treat 18 year olds as adults and trust them to be responsible and make good decisions. Some laws concerning minors don’t make sense. This is shown in the article “What is The Age of Responsibility?” by Alan Greenblatt where he states that the age difference the laws enforced were so confusing even “ military personnel … wonder why they can fight in wars but not go to bars”(1). This evidence supports that some laws allow you to get hurt or die even and others don’t allow you to do something that can cause less damage.
As shown in the video, "Border Wars" implies to be the first source of information in terms of drug trafficking between the U.S. Mexico border but the value of their information looses credibility by avoiding to mention the United States as one of the major consumer of illicit substances. "Border Wars" fails to mention the supply demand between the countries and how every year the U.S. drug consumers finance drugs cartels in Mexico not only by being their main economic source but by being their main supply in arms. The video fails to consider the importance of drug trafficking once in U.S. territory as well as to emphasize drug and armed supply as a constant problem for the U.S. economic budget in terms of health and the criminal justice system. In addition, the film avoids to mention actual information about drug trafficking in the United States such as the tactics and routes of smuggling substances not only by crossing the dessert using "mulas". It is know that drug cartels are increasing the sophistication of their tactics when it comes to increase the amount of product by using private and commercial flights as well as vehicles and
But we must take into consideration the general outturn of prohibition, not just decreased alcoholic beverages consumption. Prohibition had prevalent effects on every feature of alcohol production, import, transport and sale. In summary, prohibition did not attain its objectives it was a Failure, it added complexity to the problems rather than solving them. The only people who benefited from this act where crimes bosses and bootleggers. On December 5, 1933, Prohibition in the United States ended with the passage of the 21th Amendment to the United States
In 1919, Congress passed the 18th Amendment which banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in America (Doc B). Prohibitionists overlooked the tenacious American tradition of strong drink and of weak control by the central government. Thus, there was tension between the modernists and the traditionalists. Although the amendment was passed, alcohol was still distributed illegally. Actually, prohibition spawned many crimes, such as illegal sale of alcohol and gang wars.
Proponents of alcohol prohibition were made up of those affected by others use of alcohol, religious groups who saw the consumption of alcohol as sinful and others. The face of prohibition, however was the anti-saloon league, an organization responsible for leading the fight against alcohol by attempting to limit its use through legislation. The article “Going Dry” by Michael A. Lerner gives an explanation as to how the anti-saloon league increased political momentum for prohibition by intentionally or not allying itself with a number of other causes important to voters during the era. “Calls to curb the abuse of alcohol by closing the saloon overlapped with Progressive efforts to improve public health and welfare. Demands for ‘good government’ and municipal reform went with dry efforts to purge the influence of saloon owners in urban politics.
With crime increasing, the law failed to make a stand against prohibition. As gangs began to form due to the Prohibition Act crime rate increased. Government policies against alcohol in the era of 1920 's had great goals, but these goals never materialised due to poor enforcement and corruption which not only led to organized crime, but later on caused the emergence of speakeasies. Prohibition led to the emergence of speakeasies. “In the 1700s the nature of the tavern began to change as rum became plentiful and cheap.
Henry Ford hired thugs to attack his trade union workers. Republicans hated the expenditure, which they said was wasteful. CWA had to be put to a stop, but immediately replaced by the PWA. After 1938, Republicans took over the Senate, and FDR was not able to get any more New Deal legislation through. State governments opposed the New Deal, saying that the Federal government was taking their powers.
As a result, many historians call prohibition an “experiment” rather than a reform. Historians claimed prohibition as an “experiment” based on the facts that it was not successful in completely halting the consumption and production of alcohol. The first Prohibition legislation came during WWI, under the guise of “war legislation” (202). The 18th amendment was designed to restrict the “production and sale of alcoholic beverages” but did not explicitly “prohibit… the possession or drinking of alcoholic beverages” (202). The failure to use explicit language in legislation led to many loopholes for common people and criminals to take advantage
On January 16, 1920, the 18th amendment was passed stating alcohol was illegal creating multiple problems in the United States. Although Prohibition seemed like a good idea at first, representing good health and morality, prohibition soon led to organized crime and gangs. Speakeasies, run by gangs and bootleggers, sold illegal and home-made alcohol. Bootleggers, getting their names from people soring alcohol in false legs, would run bars or taverns hidden from police. Organized crime grew and the gangs fought for control and kept their secrets by conquering any threats.
They also believe that it's not the gun that kills people but the person pulling the trigger. They believe that the mass shootings happening or happened in the country and the guns that were used are illegally obtained or bought. Gun supporters propose instead of banning guns the government and anti-gun activists need to examine why people feel the needs to use guns irresponsibly. Also banning guns would give a rise in the black market. Giving rise to many organized gangs and leaders which would cause a disruption on the streets and
Fiorello LaGuardia, mayor of New York City said, "It is impossible to tell whether Prohibition is a good thing or a bad thing. It has never been enforced in this country. " The end of prohibition came in 1932 by the 21st amendment. The people who had supported Prohibition had changed their minds. They realized that the evils of alcohol remained, but they had also realized the effects of Prohibition to be far-reaching and perhaps worse than alcohol itself.
They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” (Patten, 2015) I believe Trump was completely out of line to publicly announce this, and not all illegal immigrants from Mexico and other Hispanic countries have brought crime, drugs, and, rape. Many of the undocumented are coming to the United States solely for a second chance at a better life for themselves and their
The first law for drinking and driving in America did not come official until 1910 in New York (The History of Drunk Driving Laws in the U.S. • LifeSafer,1). The early DUI laws prohibited driving while intoxicated, but there was so set definition of what level of intoxication qualified as drunk driving (Olson, 1). Later on, California and other states followed the new law that New York set (.The History of Drunk Driving Laws in the U.S. • LifeSafer,1) Driving drunk is a big risk factor that people do not pay attention to. Some think that drinking and driving is okay, however, the consequences are horrific. DUI, driving under the influence, is the act of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level, BAC, that is over the legal state
Back in the day temperance was trying to get rid of alcohol because people was going to work drunk. Temperance was a real big issue in the progressive era. Accordingly, temperance was a political movement in the united states, since alcohol was not as well as the supporters movement against drugs, alcohol, and temperance. Temperance movement was about banning alcohol. The progressive era was against temperance because of the violence that was due to alcohol.
What is the Article about: The article explains the mistake of prohibiting the sale of alcohol during the 1920-1933’s. It continues on to explain how making alcohol illegal led to an outbreak of black market’s and a hellacious amount of organized crime. The massive social experiment that had been created resulted in alcohol problems becoming worse. Method of research: Historical Analysis What did the article determine: The article determined that making alcohol illegal as a way to decrease crime had the opposite effect. Black markets were developed; homicides increased and large complex societies of organized crimes were created only creating a more hostile and dangerous environment for the people of America.