images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Prohibition in the United States

Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933.

During the 19th century, alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption prompted prohibitionists, led by pietistic Protestants, to end the alcoholic beverage trade to cure the ill society and weaken the political opposition. One result was that many communities in the late-19th and early-20th centuries introduced alcohol prohibition, with the subsequent enforcement in law becoming a hotly debated issue. Prohibition supporters, called "drys", presented it as a victory for public morals and health.

Promoted by the "dry" crusaders, the movement was led by pietistic Protestants and social Progressives in the Prohibition, Democratic, and Republican parties. It gained a national grass roots base through the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. After 1900, it was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League. Opposition from the beer industry mobilized "wet" supporters from the Catholic and German Lutheran communities. They had funding to fight back, but by 1917–18 the German community had been marginalized by the nation's war against Germany, and the brewing industry was shut down in state after state by the legislatures and finally nationwide under the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920. Enabling legislation, known as the Volstead Act, set down the rules for enforcing the federal ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited. For example, religious use of wine was allowed. Private ownership and consumption of alcohol were not made illegal under federal law, but local laws were stricter in many areas, with some states banning possession outright.

Criminal gangs were able to gain control of the beer and liquor supply for many cities. By the late-1920s a new opposition mobilized nationwide. Wets attacked prohibition as causing crime, lowering local revenues, and imposing "rural" Protestant religious values on "urban" America. Prohibition ended with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment on December 5, 1933. Some states continued statewide prohibition, marking one of the last stages of the Progressive Era.

Research indicates that alcohol consumption substantially declined due to Prohibition. Rates of liver cirrhosis, alcoholic psychosis and infant mortality also declined. Prohibition has been tied to a growth in organized crime and violence. As an experiment it lost supporters every year, and lost tax revenue that governments needed when the Great Depression began in 1929.



Source: Prohibition in the United States
Magic Johnson
Angkor Wat
Wentworth Miller
The Hidden Wiki
Fascism
Justin Hartley
Betsy DeVos
YouTube
Chester Bennington
American Horror Story: Roanoke
Behati Prinsloo
IBM
Donald Sutherland
My Secret Romance
The Girl on the Train (2016 film)
Boxing Day
Bruce Forsyth
Six-Day War
Michael Bisping
Communication
Napoleon
Blindspot (TV series)
Kriti Sanon
James Spader
Edmund Kemper
Death of Adolf Hitler
Survivor: Game Changers
RSS
Good Will Hunting
Jamie Lee Curtis
The Originals (TV series)
Ryan Seacrest
Robert De Niro
Oroville Dam
Noah Cyrus
Lisa Ann
Kiss (band)
Watergate scandal
Sadomasochism
Elisabeth Shue
Julie Andrews
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Bruce Springsteen
Sepsis
L. Ron Hubbard
÷ (album)
Steven Tyler
Jenny Slate
Kazakhstan
Gravity
French language
Nicole Brown Simpson
XXX (2002 film)
Kelly Rohrbach
Resident Evil (film series)
The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)
Lil Pump
Virginia
UFC 218
Delta Force
October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery
M16 rifle
IOS
Luke Cage
Pulp Fiction
Star Wars (film)
The Lion King
International Standard Book Number
Dengue fever
Rooney Mara
FIFA World Rankings
Vampire
Mary I of England
5S (methodology)
Gotham (TV series)
Falklands War
The Beach Boys
Justine Musk
Man of Steel (film)
Olympic Games
Warren Beatty
Cara Delevingne
Zac Efron
Lena Headey
Bella Hadid
Robbie Amell
James Gandolfini
United States Navy
Physics
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Money in the Bank (2017)
The Rolling Stones
Ryan Phillippe
Shirley Temple
Christina Ricci
The Martian (film)
Michelle Pfeiffer
James Corden
Patrick Swayze
Black Mirror
Application programming interface
Edward IV of England
U2
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Switzerland
E-commerce
Pocahontas
Taylor Momsen
Badminton
Artificial neural network
Scandal (TV series)
John Cena
The Walt Disney Company
Jeremy Allen White
List of most viewed YouTube videos
David Letterman
Venezuela
Alexa Vega
Human rights
Coyote
Untitled Avengers film
2017 Atlantic hurricane season
Tsar Bomba
Prison Break
Natasha Richardson
Ansel Elgort
Abraham
List of current champions in WWE
James Harden
Gaten Matarazzo
Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)
Catherine de' Medici
United States Navy SEALs
Portugal
Faye Dunaway
Aleister Crowley
Dwyane Wade
Tim Tebow
The Office (U.S. TV series)
Real Madrid C.F.
Bones (TV series)
Germany national football team
Proxy server
Gennady Golovkin
Psychosis
Diwali
Anonymous (group)
Nepal
List of most followed users on Instagram
George Best
Photosynthesis
Gigi Hadid
Elementary (TV series)
Michael Fassbender
Alexandre Lacazette
Winona Ryder
Pearl Jam
Adventure Time
Chinese New Year
Joe Pesci
Gangs of New York
List of Nintendo Switch games
Jordan Fisher
List of Presidents of the United States
Serotonin
Russian language
Circumcision
Moldavian Democratic Republic
Ares
Xi Jinping
The Disaster Artist (film)
List of The Blacklist episodes
Schengen Area
Autonomous communities of Spain
Elijah Wood
Amsterdam
X video extension
Schutzstaffel
Casey Affleck
Katharine Hepburn
Los Angeles
Steve Jobs
Phoenix (mythology)
Anderson Cooper
Lee Jong-suk
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Henry Kissinger
Taraji P. Henson
America's Got Talent (season 12)
Bernie Mac
Carlos Slim
Mardi Gras
Special education
Marie Curie
Thandie Newton
Water
Sean Combs
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Tardigrade
Unit 731
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development