The prohibition of alcohol began January 17, 1920 with the ratification of 18th Amendment by all
statesexcept Connecticut and Rhode Island because of alcohol and many people worried that
religious. The abuse of alcohol beverages was linked to various evils and crimes that the temperance
movement wantedto reduce. This same movement has therefore requested the prohibition of alcohol
and prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol in 1920. The ban had the effect of reducing the
incidence ofalcoholism and crime which resulted but instead she allowed smuggling to flourish
through the production and illegal distribution of alcohol by the Mafia in the underground bars of time
called"speakeasies" in order to enrich themselves. The famous criminal Al Capone was also a
figurehead of the Mafia during Prohibition. Furthermore, as the border between Canada and the
United States wasvery easy to spent several million liters of alcohol illegally passed between the two
countries at that time. During the 20s, several Canadian provincial governments have abandoned their
prohibitionact themselves became sellers of alcohol, lured by huge profits that trade engendered. The
struggle between bandits and police made about 2,500 dead 2,000 civilians, mostly gangsters andtraffickers, and 500 officers from the prohibition. On December 5, 1933, the 21th Amendment of the
Constitution of the United States puts an end to 13 years of prohibition.
Deuxième partie : quelles ontété les conséquences de la prohibition?
The 18th Amendment prohibits the manufacture, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages but
not consumption. The ban has resulted in giving birth to avast criminal organization. Trafficking and
banditry are growing in all states. The poor quality of alcohol is another consequence of the
prohibition. Manufacture of alcoholic beverages is...