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Consider The Following . . .

  • Given the high costs of drug enforcement and the lack of success, some want to end the prohibition on illegal drugs and regulate drugs like alcohol. What would the effects be of such an effort? How would the rate of drug use change? Would organized crime decrease? Would government taxes on drugs be helpful in funding drug treatment programs?
  • What were the problems law officials faced in enforcing Prohibition? Would there be more effective ways of enforcing it today?
  • What led the promoters of Prohibition to believe the nation would readily accept the ban? Research the history of your local community in the 1920s. How did it respond to Prohibition?

Concurrent: Jurisdiction by two authorities at the same time.

Ratified: Approved by a required number of states.

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