1920-1933, a time characterized by gangs, speak-easies, and unstable economics—all related to the controversial decision to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol. This was one of the most influential legal actions in modern American history and had lasting effects on the American people. Led by “dry” Protestants, Prohibition was a massive social experiment which provided many insights into the benefits and dangers of substance control. Why did the U.S. decide it was necessary to ban alcohol? Who supported this decision? What were the outcomes and why was it finally cancelled after thirteen years? In this history club, we explore the causes and effects of Prohibition and discuss how its example can be compared to substance control in modern society.
Please join us on Sunday, December 17 at 3.00 p.m. Meetings are held in English. Registration is necessary:Register comments powered by HyperComments