What was the significance of the 18th and 19th amendments? How did they change people's lives?
- aidan402Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The 18th as the Prohibition against alcohol. It created a subculture of speakeasies and racketeers who were responsible for the bootlegging of alcohol. It also gave rise to the "flappers", a type of modern woman that was less domestic, more world wise and more free than the traditional role of women had allowed.
The 19th was women's suffrage. It gave women the right to vote. That one had a more lasting change on society that the 18th, which was eventually repealed. Politics, for many women, had become an essential rather than peripheral part of their self-definition. The vote opened the door for later pushes for women's rights, women's liberation was another freedom women believed they inherited from the 19th amendment.
- 1 decade ago
The 18th amendment outlawed alcoholic beverage aka prohibition
the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote (womens' suffrage.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighteenth_Amendment_... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteenth_Amendment_...
- BricksLv 41 decade ago
18th Amendment made alcohol illegal in the US.
It was a disaster. People still drank, the mob got rich, and the US missed out on a lot of tax revenue.
19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
Obviously it empowered women and recognized their contribution to the United States.
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- RandyLv 71 decade ago
As you are aware (reference your 4th and 6th questions) there is a category to ask for help with your home work. Also as you have discovered, for the most part people here on Yahoo/Answers will provide answers even when you are in the incorrect category. However, after a while people will ctach on that asking such questions is all that you are doing and simply stop responding. Besides it is better for you if you study for your own answers.
Simply by reading the 18th Amendment it is clear that alcoholic beverages were outlawed within the United States and its territories (16 January 1919). Besides the obvious that making it illegal created a profitable criminal class which provided what was now a black market product to a public that didn’t support such an amendment. That such was the case was proven when the 21st Amendment repealed this Amendment. However, during the active period of the 18th Amendment it resulted in a legal contest between State and federal power (re:Rhode Island v. Palmer ; Hixon v. Oakes ).
Reading of the 19th Amendment expanded the voting franchise to include women (18 August 1920). This amendment also resulted in a contest between State and federal power. The State of Maryland failed to ratify this amendment. Shortly after its adoption a suit was brought by qualified voters of Maryland to require the Maryland Board of Registry to strike the names of women from the register of voters upon the grounds that the State constitution limited suffrage (voting) to men and that this amendment to the federal Constitution was not validly adopted. This case was rejected and the Amendment declared valid in all States in the case of Leser v. Garnett .
Now what I have added here many seem to enhance the answer, but since you have not studied the subject (or you wouldn’t be asking the question) you don’t know if my answer (or any answer for that matter) is correct or totally blue sky. If you accept any of these answers as valid you may be turning in a wrong answer. So, I guess you will have to study anyway.
- WDOUILv 51 decade ago
They were put there so little brats like you could ask what they mean while you play on the net and don't do you home work. Here is a thought DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK.
- 1 decade ago
Wright your own paper.