There are several reasons why Prohibition did not work, however I think the basic reason is that people of that time believed in personal choice. The government could not dictate ones private life as long as it did not hurt another. In other words, we would not stand for it.Answer
Good post above but wanted to add that Prohibition just made more crime on top of gang related murders, prostitution and drugs. The Mob got into it and bootleggers (crimes according to the FBI). As the above poster explained people felt their personal choices were taken away and they were and they are still being taken away to this day so we always have to fight for our rights.
Sorry another addition Prohibition went against daily customs and habits of many American citizens, as mentioned above but there were many reasons for it failure.
1. The point above
2. The bootlegging industry that gangsters entered into became heavily profitable, making crime more popular
3. The lack of enforcement, at the beginning of Prohibition there were 1500 Prohibition agents recruited for the whole of America despite the fact that just New York 30,000 speakeasies (illegal bars) alone.
4. The lack of public support dwindled as people saw the failure of enforcement as it soon became against the norm not to drink and break the law.
5. The huge corruption had a massive impact on Prohibition failure as even whole sections of the different enforcement agency were receiving bribes. Al Capone, famous gangster, once said he had 'half the Chicago police force' in his pocket. Gangsters would corrupt judges and juries enabling them to bypass the Law even if they were taken to court.
Urban dwellers were especially opposed to Prohibition.
Prohibition did not work because _______.
No, Prohibition failed miserably and caused many problems.
Urban dwellers tended to be especially opposed to Prohibition.
yes. <><> Not really- that is why it was repealed.
People found out that prohibition not only does not work but that it is counter-productive, causing very serious problems itself.
they didnt clearly work
they didnt work becuz they felt that people lower than them had to do their work for them. they wanted gold but they didnt want to look for it themselves.
he was a king... he didnt have work
they didnt work
Yes, he did.
didnt work but have a child can you file
No. The prohibition law in the United States was not a success. Prohibition began in 1920, and was later repealed in 1933 with the ratification of the 21st amendment. Prohibition is a ban on the production and sale of alcohol. It was nearly impossible for the federal governement to enforce such a law. Prohibition led to things like the growth of the mafia and other criminal organizations that completely disregarded the federal law.
scottys didnt work
IT didnt work for me :(
well she didnt go to college and she didnt have a job probably till her husband died
To work for the repeal of prohibition.
to work for the repeal of prohibition
i tried but it didnt work
that didnt work u lier dont say anything if it doesnt work i tryed it at 4:50 aclock p.m and it didnt work shut up
It didnt it blew up
i didnt know