Best CCQ
Main Idea
In the 1920 people went against the law.They wanted to drink and that led up to lots of crimnal activity.
Comments, Questions, Connections to today
  • people would go to jail just to drink.
  • Why would they make alcohol illegal if the crime rate went up.
  • How long would it take to make your own alcohol.
· Supporters of Prohibition believed it would have many positive effects on American society.
· Prohibition did reduce the amount of alcohol Americans consumed
· Prohibition gave rise to huge smuggling operations. Large amounts of alcohol slipped into the country through seaports and across the border from Canada
· While making, transporting, and selling alcohol was illegal, drinking it was not
· Crimnal activity
· People drank in speakaesies
· People made their own alchol and sold it (bootleggers!)
· Famouns Gangster like “Al Capone”
Created large criminal network.

  • Applesauce: an expletive.
  • Bank's closed: no kissing or making out.
  • Bee's knees: an extraordinary person, thing, idea.
  • Beef: to complain or a complaint.
  • Bimbo: a tough guy.
  • Blind date: going out with someone you don't know.
  • Butt me: I'll take a cigarette.
  • Cash or check: kiss now or later?
  • Cat's meow: something splendid or stylish. The best or greatest.
  • Ciggy: cigarette.
  • Daddy: a young woman's boyfriend/lover, especially if he is rich.
  • Dapper: a Flapper's dad
  • Dolled up: dressed up
  • Double cross: to cheat, stab in the back.
  • Flapper: a stylish, brash hedonistic young woman with short skits and short hair. .
  • Gams: nice legs
  • Glad rags: going out on the town clothes.
  • Gold digger: a woman who associates with or marries a man for his wealth.
  • Hair of the dog: a shot or liquor.
  • Hooch: bootleg liquor.
  • Jalopy: old car that needs work
  • Java/Joe: coffee
  • Joint: a club, usually selling alcohol.
  • Moll: a gangster's girl.
  • Neck: kissing with passion
  • Ossified/spifflicated: a drunken person. Also, canned, corked, tanked, primed, jazzed, plastered, lit, fried to the hat,
  • Pill: a teacher or an unlikable person.
  • Take for a ride: to drive off with someone in order to bump them off; kill them.
  • Tomato: a female.
  • Upchuck: to vomit when you have drunk too much.
  • Whoopee: to have a good time.

I am now a weathly man now that my family left me all there money. I met the Tomato of my dreams i wanted to drink cause im veryb happy. I gave a bootlegger money to get me alcohol that was two days ago it seems i have ben Double cross. I did not think i would of ben cause i am a Bimbo i work a lot. Since i got my money i ben having a good life then i notice my wife is a Gold digger she only wanted my money. Now im in my kitchen drinking JOE thinking what i should do. on top of that shes a Moll im think of leaving her. i want to Take Her For A Ride and get it over with for i can get on with my life.Now she is gone im Whoopee with my friends having a good time but now i upchuck.

WHO- Sacco and Vanzetti-Italian Immigrants-Anarchist(did not belive in goverment)
What- Arrested for armed robbery and murder.
WHEN-1920's-during the Red Scare- executed in 1927
WHERE- Massachusetts-Robbbery occurred in Quincy.
WHY-they wre found guilty mainly due to due to their political beliefs-The goverment might want to keep them away from society-keep their ideas from spreading-also scare other would be anarchists.
DO Now: sacco and vanzetti
If i was on jury i would have thought they were guilty cause they were immigrants and everything let up to them with them robing the bank and murdering someone. an other reason i would think they were guilty cause its the 1920's and it is a raciestn time and with new people comeing to america and robbing a place in quincy and they did not belive in are political beliefs. that is why i think they were guilty.

Why were the 1920s called the "Roaring 20's"?
because everything was changeing with women right how they dress and how alchol was illegal. Gangster. women changeing from classy to flapper. sacco and vanzetti did not belive in goverment

The Federal government has decided to prohibit the manufacture, sale, transportation and consumption of all candy and soda throughout the United States."
  • Do you think the government has the right to do this?
  • How will the government enforce this?
  • How would people react?
yes they have the right but that does not mean people are ganna stop eating and buying soda and candy on the down low. They would stop making this product and close stores that selled it. People would not like it they would be upse.
Topic: Prohibition in practice
Best CCQ:
  • I think they should keep alchole cause the crime rate will go up if they dont more people will try to smuggle it in the counrty.
Main Idea:
Prohibition trying to reduce alchole
Comments, Questions, Connections to today
  • i think they should just keep alchole in america.
getting it was not a problem and many people still drank they did not care.
  • taking away alcohol made the crime rate go up cause more people try to smuggle it in
these people were called bootleggers they brought stuff into the counrty and hid it in their boots.
  • Prohibition did reduce the amount of alcohol Americans consumed. Enforcing the new law, however, proved to be virtually impossible.

  • While making transporting and selling alcohol was illegal, drinking it was not.
  • Many people continued to drink liquor during Prohibition and those who wanted alcohol had little trouble getting it.

  • Prohibition gave rise to huge smuggling operations
Large amounts of alcohol slipped into the country through seaports and across the border from Canada. It was said that in Detroit Michigan, located on the Canadian border liquor smuggling

  • Bootleggers it’s the slang term for smuggling items inside boots—were highly skilled at avoiding capture
The illegal liquor business also became the foundation of great criminal empires
Summary: With bootleggers and meetings that people cant talk about to they get their cause its about drinking. They should just keep alchole in the country.

What was the 18th Amendment? (Who? What? When? Where? Why?)
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture sale and transportation of alcohol.
WHO: The U.S.
WHAT: The 18th amendment
WHEN: January 16, 1919
WHERE: in america
WHY: to stop people from driking alchole and selling it.