TITLE

Prohibition Repealed

AUTHOR(S)
Hodak, George
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
ABA Journal;Dec2007, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the ratification of the 18th Amendment in the U.S. in 1919, which created a nationwide ban on the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors, and capped years of effort by temperance reformers, who deemed alcohol a national curse responsible for a wide range of social ills. Meanwhile, the rise of organized crime syndicated, spurred by a flourishing bootlegging industry, gave momentum to calls in the early 1930s for a 21st Amendment repealing the ratification.
ACCESSION #
27977249

 

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