"Prohibition has made nothing but trouble" - Al Capone
Prohibition perhaps best known as the banning of alcoholic beverages is the 2nd most important topic in the roaring 20's. It started when Dr. S.S Goldwater a health commissioner of New York stated that less alcohol would lead to less accidents, less tuberculosis, less poverty, less dependency, less patients in hospitals and asylums. It was a made decision by congress to ban the use of alcohol. It also managed to reduce crime in states, towns, cities, solve social problems, and reduce the tax burden created by jails, hospitals and poorhouses. Improved health and hygiene in America.
this political cartoon displays how marijuana(a drug that is illegal in some states) has never killed anybody, but looking over at the liquor bottle it appears to have killed a man . As it does kill over millions of people around the world. This explains why congress wanted it banned.