As if becoming the decade of the worst economic bust in history, usually referred to as the Great Depression, was not enough, the early 19th century also came to be known as the age of Prohibition. For many years prior to the 1920s, a growing number of people had feared the damage alcohol could do to America. After years of work by organizations such as the Anti-Saloon League, the Eighteenth Amendment was passed and prohibition started on January 16, 1919 and continued until December 5, 1933. Although it was formed to stop drinking completely, it ended up being a resounding failure. It created a large number of bootleggers who were able to supply the public with illegal alcohol.
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.
Due to the dust bowl the Hokies went to California and took jobs. People even made their own little town called Hooverville. It was a town for homeless people To Kill A Mockingbird is a book where a dad is due to defend a black person and he teaches his children not be racist or judge other people on how they act or on what they do or look like. The dust bowl destroyed a lot of things and it cause a lot of people to have nothing. Like in the book, Mr.Cunningham did not have any money to pay people so he had to use his own food he
For almost 10 years, a drought ripped through the Midwest and affected families in a negative way. At the time of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression was going on in America. In addition, President Herbert Hoover was not doing much to assist the farmers affected by the drought. FDR rolled along and put an end to all of this madness. During the “Dirty Thirties,” the Dust Bowl took place and affected farmers across the Midwest, resulting in less money and the collapse of business; however, the president enacted the New Deal which solved a lot of the problems.
The topsoil, now loose, was easily picked up by wind, creating large waves of dust rushing towards homes and farms. Without crops, farmers lost valuable money, leaving them with two choices, to move away in order to make a living, or continue to lose money. “60 percent of the population moved from the western area...due to the drought that was killing cattle and ruining crops”(History.com). They had “set up the region for ecological disaster” (History.com) and could no longer live in the area. John Steinbeck wrote in his 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath: “And then the dispossessed were drawn west- from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico; from Nevada and Arkansas, families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out.
Then Berekeley Calif passed the naton’s first soda tax in 2014. He started the whole uproar. And what about low income cities and country’s? They cannot afford the extra taxes. This could also impact companies by not meeting their profit standards because many people will not want to buy their products if it costs more.
From 1929 to 1939 the Great Depression turned people’s everyday lives into rough seeming to be never ending days of trying to find work and scraping up enough money to buy small unsatisfying amounts of food to feed their families. In Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the Great Depression plays a vital role in the story because, both blacks and whites were suffering due to poor conditions (also lead to sharecropping), people started losing their belongings and jobs, and the whites still thought they were better than blacks. In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor writes, "Neither boy had on shoes, and their Sunday clothing, patched and worn, hung loosely upon their frail frames. "(Taylor 152). This quote from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, shows that the boys didn’t have enough money to buy any decent clothes (or sometimes food) and this is how it was for many people, black or white.
In addition, gang violence is a consequence of today’s drug trade. As of 2012 the Los Angeles Police Department reported across the Los Angeles County, there have been “a total of 39,435 arrests associated with drugs, and 923 deaths aftermath of gang related violence. The illegal drug market in Los Angeles is one of the most profitable, and most violent, across the country” (LAPD). Drugs and gangs tend to integrate perfectly, gangs use drugs to illegally make money; as a result, it kills the competition and gains street credibility in the process. Moreover, it is in the streets where the brutality takes place, gang wars are started because of greed and power over turf.
Running out of gas is also bad for your car engine. Over the years, your gas tank has accumulated a lot of material at the bottom of your gas tank. When you run out of gas, you basically take all that material and push it into your engine in an attempt to fire the pistons. It’s not good to let that sediment into the chamber and you may do your engine harm. Per Motor trend magazine AAA anticipates more motorists will be stranded at the roadside this year because their vehicles have run out of gas.
During the Great Depression, thousands of young men left their home to find job and reduce the burden on their families, but they could not find anything. So the government of Canada made a lot of new policies to try to weaken these negative effects were brought by the Great Depression, but these policies did not work and even made the situation worse. One of these useless policy was Relief camps, “the camps were established on the recommendation of chief of the general staff Maj-Gen A.G.L.”(Victor Howard, 2015)[ Victor Howard, “Unemployment Relief Camps”, HistoricaCanada, http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/unemployment-relief-camps/ (accessed in April 3rd 2017)]. The reason why the government established the camps was that the government of Bennett was afraid these unemployed men rioted. Therefore, the government built these camps for the single, unemployed and homeless Canadian males and it provided the job and house for them.
Individuals of todays civilization might view as these acts unreasonable or view them as loop holes. Gin could only be sold over a Gallon, this meant people would be buying a lot more than they needed this was wasted or people drank so much that they become so ill and died. Historians would view this as an inerasable act, Mr. Swell would be favoured over this as he was promoting beer and wines, he stated that Gin workers cannot compare to that of beer drinkers and this was true. If historians viewed Gin workers in the present date they would be homeless and on the verge of death.
Economic and political problems have led empires to collapse. Although the Roman empire and the Ottoman empire were powerful empires, they could not evade their problems with in their empire. The Romans dominated Europe, parts of Africa, and parts of the Middle East for centuries, but they economic and political problems that made them lose it all. Commerce had disappeared due to the lack of customers, piracy on the seas, and insecurity on roads. Trade in everyday use had also disappeared, but trade in luxuries prospered.
People stopped using their cars for leisure and this greatly affected the tourism in California. Southern California automobile tourism saw a huge hit. “Blame seekers targeted advertisers for over stimulating consumer desires,” (J. Otts page 59) for the reason why the stock market crashed. They blamed the advertisements for being so good, that consumers couldn’t resist, which caused them to buy more than they could afford. Quickly people started to notice “a trickle of migrants,” (J. Otts page 60) and they weren’t coming to California for tourism, but instead in look of work.