validated on January 16, 1919, the 18th amendment prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors". This guide compiles Library of conference digital materials, external websites, and a print bibliography regarded Prohibition.

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Created: January 14, 2020

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The 18th Amendment come the constitution prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transport of intoxicating liquors..." and was validated by the states on January 16, 1919. The motion to prohibit alcohol began in the United states in the early on nineteenth century. ~ above October 28, 1919, conference passed the Volstead Act, which provided for the enforcement the the 18th Amendment. Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933, v the ratification the the 21st Amendment


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Prohibition police officers raiding the having lunch room of 922 Pa. Ave., Wash., D.C. April 25, 1923. Nationwide Photo firm Collection. Library of congress Prints and Photographs Division.


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Underwood & Underwood, photographer. Putting a absent in the staid old Schuylkill right here go a couple of barrels of beer -- no 1/2 that 1 percent -- right into the Schuylkill River. Library of conference Prints and also Photographs Division.

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New York City Deputy Police Commissioner john A. Leach, right, city hall agents to water liquor right into sewer following a raid throughout the elevation of prohibition. <1921?>. Library of conference Prints and also Photographs Division.


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