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Prohibition. 1920's Prohibition. During Prohibition, the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal.

1920's Prohibition

Prohibition was supposed to lower crime and corruption, reduce social problems, lower taxes needed to support prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America. Instead, Alcohol became more dangerous to consume; organized crime blossomed; courts and prisons systems became overloaded; and endemic corruption of police and public officials occurred. During the early 1900s there was a social trend building in the public arena toward prohibition of alcohol that manifested itself in the form of a temperance movement. A prominent agitator in the women's temperance movement was a lady by the name of Carry Nation. Carry believed that she was ordained by God to promote temperance by entering illegal saloons that were flagrantly operating in defiance of the law and destroying their bars and stock. 1920's PROHIBITION RESOURCES.

Prohibition: Home. American Economics in the 1920s and 1930s. By Rit Nosotro Change Over Time essay Describe USA economic cause and effect from the "Roaring Twenties" to the "Great Depression" and the "New Deal".

American Economics in the 1920s and 1930s

Thesis: Summary: Few periods in American history have influenced our current government structure, size, and economy more than the “Roaring Twenties” and the “Great Depression”. World War I exhausted people. The Great Depression most drastically effected national moral by eliminating jobs. After taking office in 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought to bring change to the nation by increasing the role and power of the government in ways Hoover hadn’t.

Ultimately, it was not the New Deal that ended the Depression but our entry into World War II. QuickQuiz: 1. A) 1928 b) 1929 c) 1930 d) 1931 2. A) 1930 b) 1929 c) 1934 d) 1933 3. A) Franklin Delano Roosevelt b) Hebert Hoover c) Calvin Coolidge d) George Bush 4. A) 20 b) 50 c) 30 d) 15 Bibliography: Holcombe, Randall G. MSN Encarta Research and Learning Simkins, Scott copyright 1997. EVENTS OF THE 1920s. EVENTS OF THE 1920s Most historians agree that the stock market crash of October 1929 did not "cause" the Great Depression.

EVENTS OF THE 1920s

It was the most visible and symbolic event ushering in the worst of it all, but the economy actually began sliding downhill years before. The reigning economic philosophy of the Roaring Twenties was laissez-faire ("leave it alone" or "let it be. ") This was the belief that markets always know best and that government should not regulate or otherwise interfere with their self-correcting operations. The Roaring Twenties: A New Society: Economic & Social Change - CliffsNotes. Spark Notes: The Great Depression (1920–1940): The Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age: 1920–1929.

Music, art and culture of the 1920's. "The Roaring Twenties" - "The 1920's" As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.

"The Roaring Twenties" - "The 1920's"

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The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1919, had banned the manufacture and sale of “intoxicating liquors,” and at 12 A.M. on January 16, 1920, the federal Volstead Act closed every tavern, bar and saloon in the United States. From then on, it was illegal to sell any “intoxication beverages” with more than 0.5% alcohol. This drove the liquor trade underground–now, people simply went to nominally illegal speakeasies instead of ordinary bars–where it was controlled by bootleggers, racketeers and other organized-crime figures such as Chicago gangster Al Capone.

(Capone reportedly had 1,000 gunmen and half of Chicago’s police force on his payroll.) To many middle-class white Americans, Prohibition was a way to assert some control over the unruly immigrant masses who crowded the nation’s cities. Roaring Twenties. The 1920s era went by such names as the Jazz Age, the Age of Intolerance, and the Age of Wonderful Nonsense.

Roaring Twenties

Under any moniker, the era embodied the beginning of modern America. Numerous Americans felt buoyed up following World War I (1914-1918). America had survived a deadly worldwide influenza epidemic (1918). "The Roaring Twenties" As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.

"The Roaring Twenties"

We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. The Roaring Twenties 20s Lesson Plans History American Government High School - USHistorySite.com.