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Unit 6 Day 4 (Prohibition) Quote: “When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it’s called hospitality. ” - Al Capone Objective: Explain Prohibition Focus Question: Why was Prohibition passed and did it have the desired outcome? State Standards: Strand 1 Concept 7 PO 2
Prohibition • By 1920 the U. S. had become an urban nation, over half the population lived in cities. From 1922 to 1929, over 2 million people moved from the countryside to the cities each year.
• Most cities included museums, art exhibits, sporting events, theatre, nightclubs and movies. Activities including drinking, gambling and casual dating were also accepted.
• In 1920, the 18 th Amendment (Volstead Act) went into effect. Known as Prohibition, the 18 th Amendment outlawed the sale, production and consumption of alcohol.
• Alcohol was sold in “speakeasies” and bootleggers smuggled alcohol into the country. The biggest effect of Prohibition was the rise of organized crime.
• Organized crime made huge amounts of money running illegal activities in the cities including the alcohol trade. • Al Capone ran the city of Chicago from 1925 to 1929 making over $60 million a year.
Assignment • Write one paragraph supporting the 18 th Amendment and one paragraph arguing against the 18 th Amendment.