scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 883
Prohibition in the US During the 1920s Prohibition couldnt have come at a worse time is a thought that could have been running through many Americans minds during the 1920s The reason for this was because the 1920s also referred to as the Roaring Twenties were a time of carefree foolishness where people enjoyed life at what seemed all the time Prohibition just didnt fit in with the time period It was like eating a T-bone steak with mashed potatoes and gravy for breakfast It doesnt belong in that certain time of the day Prohibition 18th Amendment dates back to the 1890s It outlawed and could be defined as the manufacture transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States Along with the Volstead Act of 1919 created a battle between Wets and Drysthose in favor of alcohol and drinking and those in favor of the laws against alcohol and drinking These laws also lead to the creation of negative aspects which along with Prohibition characterized the 1920s Some examples are Speakeasies Bathtub gin Bootlegging and Organized crime All of these may have also played an important role in the repeal of Prohibition 21st Amendment Prohibition or some form of Prohibition could be dated back to the 1820s An entire century before the 18th Amendment took effect At this time the US was going through a social reform and therefore was asking that people not give up drinking of alcohol altogether but to drink moderately As many were approving of this social reform it demanded complete prohibition of all beer wine and liquor as stated by the Compton Encyclopedia During the late 1980s many organized groups in favor of Prohibition came about The three major groups of the late 1800s were The National Prohibition Party 1869 The Womans Christian Temperance Union 1874 and Anti-Saloon League 1893 being the leader in trying to make Prohibition nationwide With talk of Prohibition
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA