Prohibition Of Alcohol In The 1920's

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Prohibition Prohibition of alcohol existed in the United States from 1920 to 1933. This was one of the most famous time period in American history. The purpose of it was to reduce the consumption of alcohol in businesses because it wasn’t widely accepted into society due to religious belief and self respect. Pledges were introduced in churches to set a good example by not drinking. Many events took place such as World War I. the eighteen amendment, Anti-Saloon League, Women’s Christian Temperance, Government support, abolitionist, health problems, and high crime rates. Alcohol has been apart of the nations past since the Pilgrims landed. Drunkenness was condemned and viewed as a sin to the God’s given gift. In the 1600’s and 1700’s
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