Prohibition

Gage Garber

Meaning

Prohibition is the act of prohibiting the manufacturing, storage in barrels, bottles, transportation and sale of alcohol including alcoholic beverages. The term can also apply to periods in the histories of countries during which the prohibition of alcohol was enforced.

facts

  • It wasn’t illegal to drink alcohol during Prohibition.
  • Drinking decreased during Prohibition.
  • The Great Depression helped fuel calls for a repeal.
  • Some states refused to enforce Prohibition.
  • World War I helped turn the nation in favor of Prohibition.

fun facts

1. Two states rejected the 21st amendment. North Carolina and South Carolina rejected the amendment before December 5. So the vote was far from unanimous.


2. Another eight states didn’t meet before December 5 and didn’t even act to vote on the 21st Amendment: Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota


3.Speakeasies got their name because you had whisper a code word or name through a locked door in order to be allowed in.


4. The Ku Klux Klan strongly supported Prohibition.


5. During Prohibition, 18th Amendment supporters tried to have the Bible rewritten by removing all references to alcohol.


6. Popular Prohibition-era speakeasies in New York that still operate today include, the Landmark Tavern, 21 Club, and Flûte.

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