- Another quote which illuminates the lack of enforcement of prohibition, and how drinking remained a popular social practice despite the ban. Will rogers analyzes this in a satirical fashion but it does give insight into the widely drinking practices of the era.
- This cartoon allows us to see the social views of drinking in the eyes of supporters of the ban. Prohibitionists essentially saw alcohol as the root of all evil as depicted in the cartoon. This gives us a look into the ideology of the supporters, which is needed in a DBQ intended to be against the ban. Also, it allows for the writer to interpret it as they wish.
- Demonstrates the speed with which violence ensued after the enactment of prohibition. Also examines prohibition in a negative light. It lets the writer look at the violence which ensued after the enactment of the 18th amendment. Proves that something, up to them to prove exactly what, went wrong in the era.
- Demonstrates the intended outcome of the "Noble experiment" and how, originally there were very high hopes for many. The prohibitionists, as said above, believed that banning alcohol would lead to a more perfect society. So, having this document allows for the comparison of Intent v. Outcome.
- This document gives a statistic as to the crime in Chicago very early on in prohibition. Demonstrating, once again, the violence which began to rise immediately. Another negative portrayal of prohibition which allows the reader to compare the perfect society of the prohibitionist's mind to the crimes of the real world.
- This illustrates, quite graphically, the violence which was brought forth in this era. People were serious about profit. People were desperate to get their drinks. Also, it gives an inside view into the gang world and illustrates the violent nature which was their "Business".
- Gives us an immigrated view into prohibition, less of a bias and more factual. Demonstrates our love-hate relationship with the amendments. Also, it illustrates, at least what Felix's believes to be, a potential for profit in the era, and the total control with which gangster's dominate the country.
- This is one of the most famous quotes on prohibition explaining, in a matter very blunt, its evident failure. Since the failure of legislation is acknowledged by the president in a matter this blunt, it is clear that the nation has made a mistake. This quote looks at the intent and result of prohibition, which is something that the writer should have done, and provides a political point of view.
- Another look into the violence of the Gangs which dominated the era. This quote is from an article written about the Valentine's day Massacre, and it clearly shows the danger which roamed the streets of America throughout the decade.
- What Callano does is show us the appeal of bootlegging. He tells us that bootlegging was attractive to the poor who otherwise would be unemployed. The Gangs of the period were fortunate enough to have a near unlimited supply of workers, like Callano.
- This quote illustrates the weariness of America after prohibition. We had just taken one of the biggest losses in potential financial gain, our crime skyrocketed and, as FDR said, we needed to relax with a drink to forget the whole experience. FDR also summarizes the era fairly well in this quote, knowing that the country continued to drink throughout the ban, he offers it another.
- Though from a later year, Dr. Seuss witnessed prohibition. This examines the period in a more satirical light, poking fun at the temperance movement and providing insight to the radical nature of prohibitionists. Also, it lets the reader know an important figure in the temperance movement, Carrie Nation who communicated her message through vandalism. Hence the axe.
- a song that describes the family dynamic of the the common man turned criminal. this also gives insight into family life of the Prohibition era. The shift in drinking culture, also the process of making booze. Sung throughout the era.
- is the actual text from the eighteenth amazement that along with the Volstead act created national Prohibition and the era in which the topic of organized crime originates in the united states. this was also hoped to be the end all of Americas issues which it wasn't
- This document explains the rationalization of the crime which followed prohibition. Prohibitionists would attempt to justify their experiment by comparing it, as done by Keating, to other occasionally broken laws.
- This document establishes a prediction of the future. In a way paving the road for the drinking which remained present throughout the decade. We can infer that, based on the advertisement, people intended to drink this after the ban went into effect. So, the unwillingness began early.
- People are watching men open crates of alcohol after the bust of a bootlegger. It provides an example of the potential for profitability and, at the same time, puts the scale of the ban into perspective.
- Demonstrating the corruptness which came with prohibition and crime. The leaders would be bought so as to protect the gangsters, and the political leaders would attempt to get ahead by this.
- another article that demonstrates the willingness for citizens to break the law in attempt to earn a profit. also viewed the prohibition in a negative light as a failure. This also ideally describes the pull that prohibiton era smuggling had on common people to criminals of all kinds.
- Another Illustration of the blatant danger which stemmed from prohibition. When people would make their own alcohol, it would be near twice as alcoholic by volume, not to mention it would probably fail the safety expectations of the government.
- Another view of the apprehension of a bootlegger. This document follows a bootlegger, and provides an insight to another apprehension.
- the document is an actual police report by a prohibition agent that help with the arrest of a vehicle that was carrying a vast quantity of liquor. it also helps with the creating an idea to which the government worked to stop criminal and the ways that criminal out smarted the police during the time.
- To put it simply people in Wisconsin view prohibition in a very negative light and celebrated the end to the widely disliked prohibition era. This also generally summarizing the national view towards the ban.
- Looks at the negative effects of prohibition. MacCurrie allows us to get a sense for the money made by bootleggers which could have gone to the government.
- this is a collaboration of first hand documents and analysed by the firefly books company they describe the failures of prohibition and the reverse affect that it had on society.