By: Samantha Klein, Patrick Bayer, Johnny Jones
The Government felt like if we got rid of liquor than people would stop spending all the families money on alcohol and expected the crime rate to go down by passing the 18th amendment. Finally the government had to ratify the amendment because it would have opened more jobs and sales tax for the government during the stock market crash.
"A drunk electorate digs the grave of our liberties and a tomb of our glory" -Lyman Beecher
We wouldn't be a supporter of the legislation, or be a customer at a speakeasy. In our opinion one should be allowed to spend all the money in the world on whatever they want. Even though it wasn't the best for the family if the father went out and spent all the money at a speakeasy everyday. That money should be spent on supporting the family.