Prohibition Dbq

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Just think, no beer,no whiskey. This is prohibition. The leaders of the prohibition movement were alarmed at the drinking behavior of Americans.The law was ratified by the Federal and state government In January,1919.Prohibition in the United States was a measure designed to reduce drinking by eliminating the businesses that manufactured, distributed, and sold alcoholic beverages. The Eighteenth Amendment (prohibition law) to the United States Constitution took away license to do business from the brewers, distillers, vintners, and the wholesale and retail sellers of alcoholic beverages.Prohibition was also given the nickname as “The Scofflaw.”The Scofflaw, One who habitually violates laws, especially laws that does not involve serious criminal offenses.America repealed Prohibition for three reasons.The various reasons include,economics,crime and concerns over enforcement ,and respect for the law. One purpose why proscription was overturned was because,economics.”If the liquor now sold by bootleggers was legally sold, regulated and taxed, the (tax) income would pay interest on the entire local and national (debt) and leave more than two-hundred-million dollars” (Doc E,Leslie Gordon “The New …show more content…

Haskin, for months moonshiners had a ‘still,’ (where they manufactured alchol) next to the police station.This means that local policemen either werent paying attention,or they were in support with the moonshiners.Fredrick also explains the three mile limit. The three mile limit made it legal to ship boozee as long as they(smugglers) stayed within a three mile radius ocean boundry. As long as smugglers followed, authorities wouldnt secure past three miles,because they didnt care.Likewise,this is significant because, the federal law didnt apply rest. PLus,since the thousands of miles of the border,its an “utter imposibiltiy to patrol” All in all, it was troublesome to administer the

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