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Did Prohibition cause more conflicting effects than aid Americans duringthe twenties Author Louise Chipley Slavicek states in her book thatAlcohol had been part of the everyday fabric of Americans lives sincecolonial times yet during the century leading up to prohibition manyin the country became convinced that alcohol consumption imperiled thephysical and emotional health of drinkers and resulted in wages lostwork time increase in violence and splitting families Slavicek2Those who supported Prohibition Prohibitionists were expectingpeople to cease spending on alcohol and start spending on necessitiessuch as life insurance savings appliances and education Howeverthis expectation was the complete opposite of what they causedProhibition during the 1920s Due to the pressure of ProhibitionistsCongress passed the Eighteenth Amendment in the Constitution whichstopped the production transportation and the selling of alcoholProgressive ReformThough Prohibition was created to aid the UnitedStates the ban on alcohol caused devastating consequences that changedthe shape of the Roaring Twenties and caused stricter punishments ondrinking violations that are in still in effect today Prohibition was primarily supported by the middle class whose goal wasto seek after to control the interests of drinkers and destroy corruptpoliticians Those who support Prohibition were concerned with the moralfabric of society due to the excessive drinking Due the association ofpoverty and insanity to the use of alcohol supporters of prohibitionoften worked with other reform movements to gain support Library ofCongress Drinking illustrated horrid results and caused a negativeimpact because it occasionally led to fraud theft and murder whichdestroyed the image of drinkers Berk 1 As a result from the behaviorof a few drinking was often associated with drunken men who wouldneglect or abuse their families The support for Womens suffrage wascombined to help support Prohibition Pearson 1 Prohibition was supported by two of the wealthiest businessmen ofthat time period John D Rockefeller and Sebastian Kesge Pearson 2Prohibitionists helped their cause by making Americans aware of thedangerous health hazards from too much alcohol consumption They used amix of moral and
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