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1920's Chronicles

The Start of Prohibition

Prohibition is a law that has passed making the sale or consumption of alcohol illegal. Prohibition is being known as the "Noble Experiment." Prohibition has started because it is felt that it will reduce crime, wife and child abuse, take away corruption, help work being done and many other reasons. It was led by the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League. Prohibition was passed as the 18th amendment in the Constitution on January 16, 1920. Even before it was passed around 65 percent of the country had already banned alcohol and after it was passed alcohol was banned in the whole country. There are many people against it and the only question is, how long is it going to last?


1920's Chronicles

The Ku Klux Klan

Nathaniel Bedford Forrest the former Confederate General has led the KKK. They couldn't stand radicalism and immigration on top of many other things. The KKK had started after the Civil War and is still going on now in the 1920's. They have many targets including foreigners, Jews, Catholics and African Americans. The KKK is trying to help out Prohibition and Americanism. They have grown in number having over three million members. The KKK wants America to stay traditional and not follow any foreign beliefs for America's protection.  

1920's Chronicles

The Scopes Trial Editorial

John Scopes, a school teacher, taught his students about evolution which violated one of the state laws. He went to trial for teaching this. He should have been able to teach evolution as long as he wasn't making them take his side and letting



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