The 'nobel experiment' as it was called in the 1920s was intended to reduce alcohol abuse, strengthen families and make America a better place.
But it didn't stop people from drinking, it just criminalized them, and it brought violence and corruption to our streets.
On March 23, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law an amendment to the Volstead Act known as the Cullen-Harrison Act, allowing the manufacture and sale of certain kinds of alcoholic beverages.
On December 5, 1933, the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment for good.
1) Could Prohibition happen again? Why or why not?
2) Should the government be able to tell you what you can drink or what drugs you can or can't take? Explain with evidence from the links.
3) How about if you can smoke? Why or why not?
4) Can the government decide what you should eat? Give examples.
5) What responsibility does the government have to protect the health of its citizens?
6) What Federal agency regulates our food & drugs? How does the President want to change it?
7) When does your individual freedom as an American over-ride that responsibility?