prohibition in the 1920's

prohibition in the 1920's

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  • Prohibition in the 1920's
  • hey john, why is everyone gathered in the main square yelling and screaming?
  • are you kidding me! This is a tragedy! 
  • We want beer!
  • You shall give our beer back!
  • Oh, Scarlett, you haven't heard? The temperance groups convinced the government to forbid the production and consumption of all alcohol! We're all furious! This madness needs to end!
  • I cant live with out my beer 
  • Oops, I must be in the wrong place... this isn't a Spanish dance class is it?
  • We did the right thing by forming a temperance group
  • Yea, the banning of alcohol should decrease the crime rate, child abuse and wife abuse!
  • I just hope that the illegalizing of alcohol will be permanent.
  • And, the best part of all is that men would actually spend their paychecks on their family instead of alcohol!
  • by Francesca Catanzariti
  • I missed this yummy wine
  • In the early 1920's, a temperance group convinced the government to forbid the production and consumption of alcohol. Everyone was shocked and angry. People even started to protest.
  • This was the best idea I've ever had 
  • The temperance group believed that this decision was best for everyone and would benefit everyone in many ways  
  • Hamilton
  • But the people disagreed... greatly. Luckily for the people, the temperance group couldn't stop them from drinking. If someone wanted a drink they would need a password to get into bars just to make sure the people walking in wouldn't be anyone from the government .
  • How did they get all of this alcohol when it was forbidden to be made you may ask? Well, a man by the name of Rocco Perri made MILLIONS of dollars from selling illegal alcohol.
  • He lived in Ontario and started his business in Hamilton. He used turnips to hide and ship across the alcohol to the united states.
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