Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Prohibition



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On December 5, 1933, the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment for good.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?

1 comment:

  1. 1 No because there are already laws that you have to be over 21 to drink. 2 No I agreed with the new york city board of health that cups should not be larger there 16 ounces at restaurants, and movie theaters. with marijuana people over 21 with medical issues and kids with medical issues. 3 yes they can smoke when ever they want, and no smokeing at work at all or other places that will affect other people. 4 no,I should have the right to eat what ever i want but also you should have an option to eat healthy food. 5 It's responsibility is to educated the people not to dictate what what Americans can eat. 6 FDA It's called food and drug and admin is tration he estimates 75 to 80% of regulations will be slashed. 7 When i decide what i want to eat.

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