Repeal The 18th Amendment

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When the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) was thought of, we thought that it would help us. We thought it would take the crime rates down; however we never dreamed it would bring them up. From 1919 to 1933 the crime rates went up tremendously, prohibition helped the bootleggers, the dope sellers, the gangsters, and the racketeers. This time period became known as the great depression. Why did Americans repeal the 18th Amendment and make alcohol legal again? When prohibition was passed the homicides was at their all time high, about 10 per 100,000. The use of dope went up, and the bootleggers, dope sellers, racketeers, and gangsters was thrilled because they was able to make more money during the great depression. They would sell you alcohol or

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