Pro Prohibition Research Paper

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National prohibition of alcohol from 1920-1933 in the United States was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce taxes and to improve health and hygiene in America. After ratification of the Eighteenth amendment, establishments like saloons, bars and restaurants were no longer able to legally sell alcohol. People combatted this with the creation of speakeasies, offering citizens the opportunity to purchase and consume illicit alcohol beverages. Although the “proposed” benefit of Prohibition depended simply on reducing the quantity of alcohol consumed, the longstanding benefit of prohibition was the new culture of leisure and entertainment, redefined new forms of sociability between people of all social classes,
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