After the repeal of the national constitutional amendment, some states continued to enforce prohibition laws.
The term also includes the prohibition of alcohol by state action at different times, and the social-political movement to secure prohibition.
The 1916 election saw both Democratic incumbent Woodrow Wilson and Republican candidate Charles Evans Hughes ignore the Prohibition issue, as was the case with both party's political platforms.
The principal actors in the enactment of Prohibition were members of the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, and the Prohibition Party.
By 1905, three American states had already outlawed alcohol; by 1912, this was up to nine states; and, by 1916, legal prohibition was already in effect in 26 of the 48 states.
The first beer legally sold in the United States after Prohibition was Utica Club of the F.X.
The prohibition, or "dry," movement began in the 1840s, spearheaded by pietistic religious denominations, especially the Methodists.
Federal Prohibition agents (police) were given the task of enforcing the law.
Prohibition began on January 16, 1920, when the Eighteenth Amendment went into effect.
Many other states, especially in the South, also enacted prohibition, along with many individual counties.
Chicago became known as a haven for disobeying Prohibition during the time known as the Roaring Twenties.
In 1784, he argued that the excessive use of alcohol was injurious to physical and psychological health (he believed in moderation rather than prohibition).
Wine historians also note that Prohibition destroyed what was a fledgling wine industry in the United States.
Mississippi, which had made alcohol illegal in 1907, was the last state to repeal prohibition, in 1966.
The prohibition of alcohol by law became a major issue in every political campaign from the national and state level down to those for school board members.
Prohibition In the United States (1920-1933) was the era during which the United States Constitution outlawed the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.
The cost of enforcing prohibition was high, and the lack of tax revenues on alcohol (some $500 million annually nationwide) affected government coffers.
When Prohibition ended, only half the breweries that had previously existed reopened.
The organization did not promote either moderation or temperance, but rather prohibition.
Prohibition had a notable effect on the brewing industry in the United States.
Many social problems have been attributed to the Prohibition era.
Prohibition also referred to that part of the Temperance movement which wanted to make alcohol illegal.
Nationwide prohibition was accomplished by means of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (ratified January 29, 1919) and the Volstead Act (passed October 28, 1919).