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Prohibition was mandated in state after state, then finally nationwide under the Eighteenth Amendment.
Prohibition ended with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment on December 5, 1933.
Anti-prohibitionists, known as wets, criticized the alcohol ban as an intrusion of mainly rural Protestant ideals on a central aspect of urban, immigrant, and Catholic life.
Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933.
Promoted by the "dry" crusaders, a movement was led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Prohibition, Democratic, and Republican parties.
During the 19th century, alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption led activists, led by Protestants, to end the liquor (and beer) trade to cure the ill society and weaken the political opposition.