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Why did prohibition failed?
Al Capone capitalized and profited from the illegal alcohol market
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Doctors gain half billion $ a year because of all the prescriptions they wrote
Peoples bought lots of grapes for fermentation
Police were paid off to not say anything about all the gans that fought to death for liquor.
This happened because police weren't paid well, so they found a way to get paid and bring money to their families
One of the worst legacies was the level of corruption in the American society.
Police officers, Prohibition agents, judges and government officials were part of it too
Some of president Harding's advisers were involved
Also there were not many officers to stop gangs with alcohol or bootleggers
Harry M. Daugherty was found guilty of selling alcohol illegally and giving licences and pardons to offenders
Problems of enforcements
People weren't caught when they were disobeying the law
Prohibition reduced respect for the law.
There were 280,000 illegal stills seized, and speakeasies were everywhere, including 30,000 in New York by 1929.
American didn't stop drinking after Prohibition
Prohibition make gangs increase power with their activities.
Making 2 billion a year.
Gangs created speakeasies.
Which were secret bars since in that time alcohol was forbidden.
Chicago was the land of the all gangs
Al Capone/Scurface was one of the biggest leaders in that time.
Lack of public support
A big amount of wet and it was impossible to change the habit of drinking in a lifestyle.
Even President Harding disregarderit
The law exactly did not forbid to stop drinking. The law exact was to stop selling alcohol and to transport it.
A huge amount were wet