Here are two examples:
January 16th – (America put the “Prohibition Amendment” into effect in 1919)
To prohibit something is to forbid it, or to make it illegal. In 1917, in Amendment 18, the United States decided that the negative effects of alcohol were so dangerous that is should be illegal. The Amendment when into effect in 1919. The intention of the amendment was to protect people from the dangers of alcohol. Unfortunately, it had the effect of making organized crime very wealthy through the illegal sale of alcohol. In 1933, Prohibition was repealed with the 21st Amendment. If you could make something that is legal become illegal, what would it be? How would you enforce the law?
January 22nd – (National Mentoring Month is January)
To be a mentor, you don’t need special skills, just an ability to listen and to offer friendship, guidance and encourage to a young person. Have you ever been a mentor to someone? If so, describe your experience. If not, is there someone you might mentor? Do you know him/her already? If not, how would you meet? Describe how you’d be a good mentor.
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