Prohibition in the States: How America Turned Its Back on Liquor

The 18th amendment was proposed by Congress on December 18th, 1917, and would later be ratified on January 16th, 1919. This amendment would introduce the era of Prohibition which riddled American cities with bootleggers, speakeasies, and organized crime. How could a nation enamored by whiskey and beer outlaw it entirely? What societal factors led to a change of heart on drinking in America? It would take decades of opposition parties to gain enough momentum to convince the public that...

Prohibition in the States: How America Turned Its Back on Liquor

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