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government paper (final) - Dustin Hamiton Government The...

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Dustin Hamiton Government The Eighteenth Amendment and its Ratification Fourteen Years Later During the first century, consumption of alcohol was discouraged by law in many United States, but soon after the Civil War the gambling of public drunkenness and prostitution become too much for some.   The push for Prohibition began in earnest in the nineteenth century. After the American Revolution, drinking was on the rise. To fight this, a number of societies were organized as part of a new Temperance movement which attempted to dissuade people from becoming intoxicated. At first, these organizations pushed moderation, but after several decades, the movement's focus changed to complete prohibition of alcohol consumption. A coalition of church groups, feminist, social and political reformers, and businessmen believed that a permanent national solution was in need. This led to a movement call the Anti- Saloon League, also known as ASL. The ASL was founded in 1895 and followed the WCTU model supporting the “dry” country. The ASL set up office in Washington and even established its own cleaning house. The ASL found their own candidates regardless of the party and had landslide votes for them. The Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution, also known as National Prohibition was adopted to congress in 1917 and quickly ratified by states. By 1922 every state but Rhode Island has ratified the amendment prohibiting “ the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes.” The amendment did not
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  • Spring '08
  • landa
  • Prohibition in the United States, Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, Dustin Hamiton Government, Dustin Hamiton

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