One great choice you made was, in my opinion, to provide pictures of the propaganda against alcohol. It gave a good idea of what ideals the government was using to discourage alcohol consumption, mainly being the idea that it harms families and those good old American values. I'm really surprised that there were more homicides during prohibition; I didn't really think that lack of drink would cause such unrest. I think it would have been interesting to find out what happened to the "Dry" Organizations after prohibition, see if their credibility was completely destroyed or if they still exist today. Probably the only problems about your presentation were a few formatting errors (different line spacing), and it was a little distracting to see the last names of authors popping up after every line. It might have been better to have those small footnote numbers. Other than that, well done.
Your powerpoint held a lot of good information about this topic, it taught me lots of things I didn't know. I really liked that you put those posters in your slides, they were neat to look at because it added context to what that time was like. I found the part about sneakeasies interesting because I hadn't really heard of that being around back then. I also really liked at the end when you connected your research to the book and characters. Really good job!
I Enjoyed the choice of pictures that you used to back up the information put on the slide. It made the points stand out more and allowed you to convey information just as effectively without having to put too many points onto a single slide. To improve though I would emphasize the graph more on the 'why was prohibition abolished' as i believe it had important information, but it was too small and had no point connected to it.
A interesting thing that I learned from the media product was how lucrative Al Capone was during prohibition in his sales of illegal alcohol. Especially in the time period when it occurred those numbers were even more immense comparably. I was left wanting to learn more about Al Capone and his alcohol sales business during the time period, especially how he did it.
This power point was done well I though and was very informative about the prohibition and was also interesting to me as i never knew much about it.
You had lots of history and examples like the speaksies and Al Capone. I had never heard of the speaksies until now, and also liked how you connected the book through Idgie and how she seems to have whiskey a lot. I find it interesting how the characters in the book are never overly concerned about having alcohol which I thought was weird.
This power point had many strengths such as, lots of good usefull information and good visual picture that blend well with the powerpoint. To improve though I would emphasize have less informantion for each bullet on each slide for the powerpoint and have few more connections to the novel.
I learned a lot about the history of prohobition and why it was such a big deal in the 1900. Questions i have about this topic are, to learn more information about Al Capone and his alcohol sales business during the time period.
Your presentation was very good and it provided a lot of interesting information on prohibition. I really liked the pictures you had on there and it helped make the presentation more interesting. I also liked how the pictures were strongly related to your topic. I found it very interesting that New York had over 30 000 speakeasies.
Even though your presentation was really good, for improvement, I would suggest less information on one slide and have that information spread out over more slides. I also wonder on how that many speakeasies were allowed to operate when alcohol was illegal and why they were not found out by the police.
Overall, great presentation! The information was very good.
This presentation was very good and provided lots of interesting information. I found it interesting how there were so many speakeasies in one city. I didn't know anything about the prohibition and now I know lots. Although this power point had lots of interesting information I found it very boring to read and the pictures weren't that exciting. I just wonder if the prohibition occured any other places besides the US.
The powerpoint was very informative I liked how you had pictures that coresponded with every slide. I never knew that speakeasies still continue today even after the prohabition has ended. What i wanted to know was how much alcohol was illegally smuguled into the US during prohabition. Good presentation with great information
Much of the novel (Fried Green ... ) makes it sound like Prohibition was a joke but there are many other aspects to it - watch Boardwalk Empire! This was the "law" that gave way to organized crime. There is also a Canadian connection - did you find anything out about it? There is even a Kitchener-Waterloo connection too, if you're interested in history.
This will be where we start to interact in the "outside of class, online" world. Continue discussions from class and start new ones.