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The Problem(s)-
· Many believed that alcohol led to poverty. Alcohol is a drug, and therefore people get addicted to it, and need it all the time. Alcohol is expensive so people waste all their money on it and end up with nothing left.
· Alcohol leads to immoral behavior. It influences your mind so you cannot make the right moral decisions. It is also immoral because it can also lead to crime.
· Alcohol also leads to mental disease. Since alcohol is a drug, people who are addicted to it need it all the time. When they can’t get it, they start to do crazy things in order to get liquor. Also alcohol can lead to brain seizures.
· Lastly, alcohol leads to crime. Alcohol is a drug, that addicts people to it, and they will be willing to do anything to get it. People will rob liquor stores, and people’s houses to get alcohol.
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union campaigned against alcohol and finally passed the Eighteenth Amendment which outlawed the production and consumption of alcohol in the Us. Saloons were a place of drinking, prostitution and gambling. The Anti-Saloon League outlawed saloons in the Us in an attempt to clean up America’s drinking problem. A major campaigner for prohibition was Carry Nation. She would destroy saloons with her hatchet. She was arrested 30 times, but her antics paid off when the Eighteenth Amendment was passed.
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union campaigned against alcohol and finally passed the Eighteenth Amendment which outlawed the production and consumption of alcohol in the Us. Saloons were a place of drinking, prostitution and gambling. The Anti-Saloon League outlawed saloons in the Us in an attempt to clean up America’s drinking problem. A major campaigner for prohibition was Carry Nation. She would destroy saloons with her hatchet. She was arrested 30 times, but her antics paid off when the Eighteenth Amendment was passed.


The Solution(s)-

· In the end people began to voice their opinions, the two sides ("wets" and the "Dries") were very distinct, the wets were from the cities and the dries came from more rural areas.
· Prohibition was supposed to be helpful, the rural areas needed prohibition to maintain their farms and families, and they needed nothing to get in the way. The cities needed prohibition because they believed they could make their own decisions, their decisions led them to drink.
· This prohibition had triggered more illegal alcohol use.
· To help the stop of alcohol they started the social gospel and the Settle house movement which brought in religon.
· The waste of money on liquor and other alcohol threw the United States into a depression.
· They closed saloons in the Anti- Saloon act making it even harder to access alcohol.
· To make alcohol legal again people started to make excuses, like it helps give jobs and pay tax money.
· Congress decided to vote on amending the constitution by putting in the twenty-first amendment which overrode the eighteenth amendment (outlawed all manufacturing and selling of alcohol).

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The Primary Sources


The Citations-

Beyer, Mark. Temperance and prohibition : the movement to pass anti-liquor laws in America. New York : Rosen Central Primary Source, 2006.

Celebrating the Rich Cultural Heritage of its People . 21 Feb 2007 http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.casscountyhistoricalsociety.org/cnation_files/image002.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.casscountyhistoricalsociety.org/cnation.htm&h=405&w=287&sz=17&hl=en&start=12&tbnid=3rHGXyixAJczyM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=88&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcarry%2Bnation%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive.

"Temperance and Prohibition." Temperance and Prohibition. 21 Feb 2007 <http://prohibition.osu.edu/>.