The Anti-Saloon League still exists; it is now (combined with the American Temperance League) known as the American Council on Alcohol Problems and actively attempts to influence public policy.6
By the time Prohibition was repealed, nearly 800 gangsters in the City of Chicago alone had been killed in bootleg-related shootings. And, of course, thousands of citizens were killed, blinded, or paralyzed as a result of drinking contaminated bootleg alcohol.7
There are hundreds of dry counties across the United States. About 18,000,000 people live in the 10% of the area of the US that is dry.
"What America needs now is a drink" declared President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of Prohibition.8
Repeal occurred at 4:31 p.m. on December 5, 1933, ending 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours and 32.5 minutes of Prohibition.
During Prohibition, temperance activists hired a scholar to rewrite the Bible by removing all references to alcohol beverage.9
Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns.10
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