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Thesis: The Prohibition was started to outlaw alcohol but boosted illegal activity helping to create the sport of NASCAR.
My topic is not one of the average topics listed by my peers. The topic is about how during the American Prohibition, the outlaw of alcohol was in place, it was impossible to get any kind of liquor or beer. This would boost illegal activity from gangs forming in the major cities, to alcohol runners. The Alcohol runners were men that smuggled alcohol in modified cars that could max the speed limit. These cars were built to run from the cops.
This source indicates how the laws set in place for the legalization of alcohol did not work. It explains how gangsters became popular and how more illegal activity had commenced. It goes from the beginning of the amendment to its end.
It proves that illegal activities increased when the laws were enacted. These gangsters would run cities. The most well known of the gangsters was Al Capone. He owned Chicago.
This source explains how alcohol smugglers would modify their cars so they can outrun the police. Basically this is how the performance cars were first created and how science and skill perfected these cars.
It proves that the prohibition had a mark on modified cars and sparked the interest of a whole new movement. This movement would age into one of Americas coolest sports, NASCAR.
This source shows that illegal activity boosted with these laws in place. The links talks about how secret bars were created in towns and cities so that the people could still drink. Passwords and other forms of identification were used to keep the bars running. Music and liquor was the most important part of these bars. In big cities many gangsters created these bars and generated a ton of money from them.
This proves that the laws did not really work and boosted the illegal business of U.S. citizens. Many broke the law because it ruined the lives of small town business but also helped make many very wealthy.
This source explains how doctors during the prohibition would break the rules and proscribe their patients with alcohol. The source indicates that many doctors would prescribe people with this so they could get alcohol. This in turn would be illegal.
This proves that the medical profession also was against the law and broke the law.
This source shows that a lot of the alcohol that was used in the United States was bootlegged from Canada. The modified cars were used to smuggled these drinks over the border in the winter time. These men would drive over the lakes to make a profit. ships were also used as well. Many shipments were hidden.
This proves that other nations benefited off the law that lasted an era. People would break the law and commit illegal acts to make a profit. Business was good, and the rick was worth the reward. These cars were the great grandfathers to today’s NASCAR cars.