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Which of the following contributed to the failure of Prohibition? -Organized crime controlled illegal alcohol production. -Rural America failed to support it. -Many Americans didn’t consider drinking to be a crime. -It adversely affected American productivity -it was not imposed strictly on immigrants.

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    Organized crime controlled illegal alcohol production. -definitely right! This site gives a clear explanation about prohibition: http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/alcohol-prohibition-was-failure "Although consumption of alcohol fell at the beginning of Prohibition, it subsequently increased. Alcohol became more dangerous to consume; crime increased and became “organized”; the court and prison systems were stretched to the breaking point; and corruption of public officials was rampant. No measurable gains were made in productivity or reduced absenteeism. Prohibition removed a significant source of tax revenue and greatly increased government spending. It led many drinkers to switch to opium, marijuana, patent medicines, cocaine, and other dangerous substances that they would have been unlikely to encounter in the absence of Prohibition." Just take for example Great Gatsby :) Hope that helps!

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