Prohibition/Repeal and the Roaring Twenties
Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties
According to the films, how did prohibition come about, what was it trying to accomplish and why?
The concept of alcoholism never stood at ease with many factions throughout the industrialized world. Even in Europe, the thought of alcohol related to drunken brawls and non-covert prostitution. The United States was no different, and by the 1840s to the roaring twenties, alcohol had become one of the major enemies of religious and political groups. The period of Prohibition came about not as a sudden concept that must be faced, but as a political platform for many groups; among these groups include large Protestant factions and women's temperance and suffrage groups.
But banning alcohol was certainly not the all-encompassing goal of...
Far from it, many of the political factions used alcohol as a stepping ground in chasing the influx of European immigrants away from the country. Societal issues -- industrialization, urbanization, and immigration -- contributed to the idea of nativism, which focused on the needs of citizens as opposed to the "new" immigrants. For anyone looking at the social disorganization within the cities during this time period, one could see that banning alcohol was only a stepping stone for those who thought that their lands were being overrun with large amounts of immigrants.
2. How did social conditions described in the film correspond with material discussed in the Chicago School (chapter 4)? What do all these events mean for the development of certain law enforcement activities or certain crime policies in the U.S. At this time?
As was mentioned, there was a rapid influx of immigrants entering the country, those of whom have left their own homes behind…
Alcohol Prohibition in Canada in the 1920s The campaign against the sale of alcohol had been carried out by groups in Canada for many years. The main idea behind prohibition in Canada was to reduce alcohol consumption by facilitating the abolishment of all entities that concerned themselves with the manufacture, distribution as well as the sale of alcohol. Significant gains were made towards this end and all the provinces ended up
These programs were really pushed between 1933 and 1936, with the goals of relief (job programs) reform (stimulating business and providing structure for banking), and to ensure that the events that caused the crash would never happen again (speculation, lack of confidence in American currency, farm and urban policy, and unemployment). FDR had to first focus on something that would provide the quickest recovery for the most people. His administration
The excessive use of margin had encouraged speculation. Poor governance on the part of banks and brokerages allowed for a market failure where investors were not making rational decisions, resulting in a bubble. A variety of new taxes were created to offset Roosevelt's social programs. The American psyche had been scarred by the abject poverty of such a wide proportion of the population. There was palpable fear and desperation. This
Great Depression and the New Deal The Great Depression The Great Depression was caused by the stock market crash of 1929. The 1920s had been a roaring good time for Americans: credit was easy and investments were going up. In the 1920s, it was known as the Installment Plan -- and "enjoy while you pay" was a popular expression used to lure buyers into the market who could not otherwise afford to