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1920s: Prohibition. SIMPSONS STYLE. Alcohol as a Societal Problem Why did people believe alcohol was detrimental to society? Make a lists of pros and cons of a ban Describe what would happen if it were to be discovered the Prohibition was never actually overturned and was

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1920s:

Prohibition

SIMPSONS STYLE

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Alcohol as a Societal Problem

Why did people believe alcohol was detrimental to society?

Make a lists of pros and cons of a ban

Describe what would happen if it were

to be discovered the Prohibition was

never actually overturned and was

brought back today.

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Key Vocabulary

18th Amendment: Outlawed production and consumption of alcohol

Volstead Act: U.S. Treasury enforces

Prohibition laws

Speakeasies: Illegal, Secret Bars

Bootleggers: Illegal producers of alcohol

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Was it Successful?

Crime becomes big business through illegal sales

Smuggling commonplace

21st Amendment repeals Prohibition (1933)