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Booze parties flappers bootlegging and speakeasies are all terms popularized by the Roaring Twenties of America Such terms sparked into American language by the eighteenth amendment to the United States Constitution calling for the prohibition of alcohol In January of 1919 the amendment was ratified by a higher percentage of states than any of the previous seventeen amendments Sebastian Bonafede and Rhiannon Held The prohibition and temperance movements started as early as the late 1800s and ran into 1933 when Franklin D Roosevelt aided in the passing of the twenty-first amendment This was the amendment written to repeal the eighteenth all together National prohibition of alcohol the noble experiment which sought to reduce crime and corruption save social problems and improve health and hygiene in America The results of the experiment clearly indicate that it was a miserable failure on all counts America began to alter its views very quickly about alcohol Many churches and various other groups felt that alcohol was the drink of the devil and was the root to all the numerous problems in America in the late 1800s and early 1900s Throughout the 1920s a federation of Protestant womens organizations felt that the eighteenth amendment calling for national prohibition of alcohol was at the least partially effective in the achieving its goals The group called themselves the Womens National Committee for Law Enforcement because they saw that the only problem with the eighteenth amendment was the need for better law enforcement throughout the many cities of America Their president Mrs Henry W Peabody went to The National Prohibition Law hearing before the Senate We represent her to-day not only organizations of women but as a whole we represent the home the school the church and we stand firmly for no amendment to the eighteenth amendmentWe stand firmly for no modification of the Volstead Act but rather a strengthening We stand for strict law enforcement with the removal of
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