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The Prohibition did not achieve its goals Instead it added to the problems it was intended to solve Thorton 15 On January 16 1920 a popular American pastime was suddenly seized from the public and labeled a crime The 18th Amendment known as the Voltstead Act was put into effect and attempted to efficiently remove the importing exporting transporting selling and manufacturing of any liquor with an alcohol content exceeding 05 The law was passed in order to reduce crimes such as domestic violence rape fighting and automobile accidents However as the government failed in enforcing the ban the Prohibition Act led to far more serious problems than it was intended to solve Crime organizations felonies and an explosive growth in alcohol trade and consumption erupted directly because of the inability and lack of desire to control the people from drinking And the results of the Prohibition show that its goals backfired entirely as crime and drinking ended up increasing drasticallyStrong Temperance and Reform movements of the early 1900s spawned to life the Prohibition Act These movements made the concept of social good as the backbone of their causes Social good was the desire to make society better and more efficient - economically politically and morally speaking Held highest was the need for strong morals in cultures They made alcohol consumption out to be a benefactor to the problems in society and blamed it for violence spousal abuse and worsened productivity in the labor forces of the nation Alcohol was basically the scapegoat the movements believed was the cause for any and every domestic problem found within the nation As the Temperance and Reform Movements strengthened more and more political pressure was put on to promote forms of prohibiting the use of alcoholic beverages By the elections of 1916 a large number of prohibition advocates found their way into congressional offices Not three years afterwards the 18th Amendment was finally ratified 1919 and then in
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