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There once was a time when a person couldnt sit down after a hard days work and have a comforting Martini This was a time in our history in which our government felt as if the root of all evil was alcohol it was their belief that if alcohol were no longer here then there would be no more problems They had a good idea but because of lack of being able to enforce the laws brought forth under the Eighteenth amendment it did not make a difference whether drinking was illegal or legal Prohibition did not achieve its goals Instead it added to the problems it was intended to solve Thorton 15 On January 16 1920 a part of nearly every Americans daily routine suddenly became illegal The Eighteenth Amendment was put into effect and all importing exporting transporting and selling of alcohol products came to a sudden halt Soon after this amendment came the National Prohibition Act better known as the Volstead Act The Volstead act made any alcoholic product that had an alcohol content over 5 illegal unless it was intended for medical or religious uses This act also set up guidelines for enforcement Bowen 154 Prohibition was meant to stop the consumption of alcohol thereby reducing crime poverty death rates and improve the economy and the quality of life National prohibition of alcoholthe noble experimentwas undertaken to reduce crime and corruption solve social problems reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses and improve the health of Americans Thorton 1 After the Volstead Act was put into place to determine methods of enforcement the Federal Prohibition Bureau was formulated in order to see that the Volstead Act was enforced nevertheless these laws were violated by most anyone who wanted to drink Bootleggers smuggled liquor from overseas and Canada stole
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