22 Winning Topics For An Argument Essay On Prohibition

The prohibition in the United States was repealed after just thirteen years. In that time, however, a number of topics were developed worth exploring in an argument essay. Here are 22 worth consideration:

  1. Do you think the prohibition amendment was ratified in response to women activists who were seeking equal voting rights?
  2. How did the estimate and apparent rise of alcohol consumption across the nation in the 1850s encourage the debate about prohibition?
  3. How did prohibition lead to the rise of organized crime in major cities across the United States and could it have been prevented?
  4. Do you think the United States should reintroduce prohibition or tax alcohol with a higher rate as a means to lower the amount being consumed?
  5. Do you believe a prohibition law similar to the law passed in the early 20th century work today in your state?
  6. Would prohibition or a similar law regulating the consumption of alcohol have a different effect in today’s society?
  7. What are the biggest similarities and differences between prohibition and the War on Drugs? Do you think the U.S. learned from the results of prohibition?
  8. What were the greatest social and economic effects of prohibition in the early 20th century? Did it influence the following decades in any way?
  9. Why do think the Federal Government decided to regulate the consumption of alcohol anyways rather than impose higher taxes?
  10. Did prohibition give rise to America’s bootleggers and moonshiners counter-culture in the United States?
  11. Do you think the very act of prohibiting alcohol distribution and consumption promoted curiosity in people?
  12. Was organized crime the biggest factor behind the bringing about the end to the prohibition era or were there other pressures?
  13. What were the immediate societal and economic effects of repealing prohibition in the early 20th century?
  14. How did F. Scott Fitzgerald deal with the issue of prohibition in his classic American novel “The Great Gatsby”.
  15. Did prohibition lead to rise to other types of crime? And if so why do you think congress didn’t consider the relationship before passing the amendment?
  16. Do you think the repeal of prohibition paved the way for the United States’ current societal push to legalize marijuana?
  17. Do you think that if there had been a greater emphasis on enforcement of prohibition then the amendment would have been a success?
  18. Do you think the amendment was repealed because of the rise of crimes or because of public pressures from normal citizens?
  19. Do you think that the thirteen years in which prohibition was in effect was a failure largely because of lack of enforcement?
  20. Do you think the lessons learned from prohibition posit support for legalization of all types of drugs in the U.S.?
  21. Do you think that prohibition was destined to fail right from the start and that it may have only been a political ploy to gain voting support?
  22. Which political group was the most responsible for the repeal of the prohibition amendment and did it lead to future success?
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