Friday, June 2, 2017
Welcome to my last blog. As you remember my topic is on food. One of the biggest food related topic in the 20th century would be Prohibition. Prohibition was the ban of alcohol, that lasted from 1920-1933. For my blog i consulted this link. Prohibition was pushed by religious groups and women, who blamed alcohol for domestic violence. Pressure built for several decades, until alcohol was finally banned by the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act. While prohibition was popular many people decided to partake illegally. Bootleggers produced illegal alcohol while speakeasies served it to discrete customers. This combined with the desire to stimulate the economy during the depression led to the repeal of prohibition with the 21st amendment. I feel that in such a low time it was crazy to place a ban on alcohol because it could produce more jobs and money to float around the economy.