Social Effects Of The Prohibition Act

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As a nation coming out of a devastating war, United States was in the midst of making major social changes in laws and regulations; one of the most prominent examples of this was the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The 18th Amendment, prohibition of the manufacture, sale and transport of alcohol, was established during the Roaring Twenties when United States went through a decade full of industrial, economical, and social growth. Originally, President Woodrow Wilson instituted a temporary wartime prohibition to save grain for producing move, but at the same year Congress decided to submit the 18th Amendment. In January 16, 1920, the National Prohibition Act went into effect. Although religious groups, politicians and social organisations advocated the idea of prohibition to reduce crime rate, solve social problems and improve public health, it did not lower the crime rate, it became a major source of corruption, and effected the US economy in a way that it was just a waste of money and time. The National Prohibition Act was primarily established to reduce crime rates, however, it caused an unintended effect. ”Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now," said Drew Carey. Dries, people who supported prohibition, thought banning alcohol would eventually decrease the number of crimes and murderers since it would reduce the amount of people being drunk, but it did not. The
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