My research this semester will be devoted to the Prohibition era in America during the 1920’s. I want to narrow my focus on the structure of the American family and how Prohibition affected the traditional domestic roles of all members. The research will argue whether Prohibition brought peace to the home with responsible parents and structured lives, or if it created more problems with crime and trafficking illegal alcohol than the 18th amendment’s intended solution. I want to research more historians using secondary and primary sources to decide which angle of the argument I want to take and then find sources and facts to back my argument.
I am thinking of researching the decline of the American brewery business after the 18th amendement was passed. I am thinking about discussing which companies remained successful and why, as well as and why many others fell apart.
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