Illegal Drugs In Francis Ford Coppola's, The Godfather

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Everyone is trying to gain some sort of advantage over another person. People love money. It is a simple as that. When a highly profitable resource arises out of the blue, every money hungry person is trying to exploit that resource. Illegal drugs are that resource. However, not everyone will try to exploit this resource because it is illegal and the distribution of this drug is extremely dangerous. For the manufacturing, transportation, selling, use or possession of drugs, one can be severely punished. Even with this high risk, people will distribute illegal drugs because it is extremely profitable. As, in a scene in Francis Ford Coppola’s, the Godfather, there is a business negotiation on the terms of distributing drugs to poor neighborhoods in the early 50’s. A negotiator called Sollozo from a drug transporter states “drugs are the way of the future”. Before the 50’s, the Mafia focused on gambling and other illegal activities. In America, drug trafficking of illegal drugs began during the Prohibition period. The ratification of the 18th amendment banned the manufacturing, transportation, and sale of alcohol. This amendment was passed because people deemed that alcohol was a “destructive force in families and marriages” (History.com Staff). Also, factory owners supported prohibition because it made their workers more efficient and capable of working longer hours. In 1917, the United States entered WWI. President Woodrow Wilson enacted a temporary prohibition ban to save

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