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Name: Elise Mason

Canadian History – First Research Notes: PART 2 (10 marks)

Essay Research Topic:
Prohibition in Canada

Article from an Online Database

Proper documentation for Article from Online Database:
"Prohibition." Gale Encyclopedia of American Law. Ed. Donna Batten. 3rd ed. Vol. 8. Detroit: Gale, 2010. 155-156. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

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Point form summary of key ideas – in my own words:AT LEAST ONE PAGE

* Prohibition = the time in U.S. history when the making and selling of liquor were illegal (1920 to 1933) * Alcohol was only legal for those with medicinal or religious purposes * Prohibition movement began in the 1820s

* Protestants saw the consumption of alcohol to be sinful and a destructive force in society * Prohibition party was founded in 1869, banned the making and selling of intoxicating liquor * Anti-Saloon League was formed in 1893, main goal was to pass state prohibition laws * Anti-Saloon League and other prohibition groups were against the consumption of alcohol for many reasons * Connected alcohol with the increasing number of “aliens” (foreigners) * Bias against foreigners was also combined with a fear of rural-dominated prohibition allies considering the increasing inner-city areas * Rural-dominated state legislatures made approval an unavoidable decision, and the Eighteenth Amendment (prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States) was approved on January 29, 1919 * Bars and other public drinking shops were also mixed with gambling and prostitution * Employers authorized prohibition to lessen manufacturing company mishaps and improve the productivity of workers * Prohibition was very operative in rural areas and smaller towns * Millions of people still went against Prohibition by drinking “medicinal whiskey” which was vended in drugstores on real or fake prescriptions * During the 1920s the prohibition movement lost political power * Stock market crashed in 1929 and the Great Depression further altered the political atmosphere * People against prohibition claimed that the increase of illegal manufacture and sale of alcohol made the permissible ban unsuccessful * Anti-prohibitionists also claimed that making the manufacture and sale of alcohol legal would fuel the economy and present jobs that were needed badly *

Four primary facts:
1. Prohibition = the time in U.S. history when the making and selling of liquor were illegal (1920 to 1933)

2. The Prohibition Party was founded in 1869, banned the making and selling of intoxicating liquor

3. Bias against foreigners was also combined with a fear of rural-dominated prohibition allies considering the increasing inner-city areas

4. Anti-prohibitionists also claimed that making the manufacture and sale of alcohol legal would fuel the economy and present jobs that were needed badly

Select and include ONE quote that may serve as a potential grabber for your thesis paragraph:

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. - Will Rogers

Controversy or specific area to explore further as you continue your research:

- Who pushed the government to Ban the Sale Of alcohol?
- What were Bootleggers/Rumrunners?
- Al Capone
- Why was prohibition revoked?

Work to be completed continues on next page…

Website

Proper documentation for Website:
"Prohibition." - The Canadian Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/prohibition>.

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