Prohibition

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Time Frame

The movement started in 1920 and ended in 1933.

Goal

The goal was to improve the lives of Americans. People thought drinking was the cause of poverty, corruption, crime, and domestic abuse.

Leader

The leader of the movement was James Cannon Jr., he was the chairman of the Methodist Board of Temperance, Prohibition, and Public morals.

Social Problems

The movement made consuming alcohol more dangerous; organized crimes blossomed; courts and prison systems became overloaded; and endemic corruption of police and public officials occurred.

Video

Prohibition in the United States: National Ban of Alcohol

Pictures

Leader quote/Analysis

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.-Frances Willard


She is saying she is not going to waste her time on people who don't want to be helped.

Student Analysis

The movement was successful.By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for national liquor abstinence.