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Prohibition: The Cause Of Crime In The United States

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When we take a look into the history of not only our country, but countries all over the world, we see a common pattern. When the majority of the population is against something, it is made illegal. However, we know that this doesn’t take the problem away, but instead drives it underground. One of the greatest examples of this is Prohibition. From the years 1920 into the early 1930’s, America decided to make the selling and purchasing of alcoholic beverages illegal. Which resulted in, driving the entire business underground and crime rates all over America shot up. When alcohol was made legal again, it entirely took away the black market for it. Today, although alcohol is still consumed regularly, it is no longer surrounded by crime. We can
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