Prohibition in Vermont was Welcomed, then Rejected

Prohibition Welcomed Prohibition in Vermont was welcomed when it began in 1920. Most Vermonters had expected it to reduce crime, improve health, raise morality and protect young people. Instead, it turned many Vermonters into criminals because they refused to give up their ability to enjoy a drink. The city of Quebec was only 40 miles …

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Prohibition in Idaho Caused Serious Problems

I. Promising Future Prohibition in Idaho had a promising future at first. Idahoans had long supported temperance. They had approved state-wide prohibition in 1916. They then ratified National Prohibition. It began in 1920. People widely thought that Prohibiting would have beneficial effects. It would reduce crime, improve health, and decrease violence. They thought it would …

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Prohibition in Tennessee: Good Beginning, Sad Ending

Each state’s Prohibition and Repeal experience was both similar yet unique. Prohibition in Tennessee, along with its repeal, was no exception. Discover Tennessee’s experience with both. I. Prohibition in Tennessee Welcomed Prohibition in Tennessee was welcomed. Temperance had a long history in the state. By 1907 the sale of alcohol was prohibited throughout most of …

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Prohibition in New Hampshire: Dream to Nightmare

Prohibition in New Hampshire was embraced by most residents. Temperance Popular Temperance had long been influential in New Hampshire. Although it was later reversed, the state had established state-wide prohibition years before the Civil War. After the war, U.S. Congressman Henry Blair of New Hampshire introduced a prohibition amendment to the Constitution. It was the …

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Prohibition in New Mexico was Welcomed, then Rejected

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Bright Future National Prohibition in New Mexico seemed to have a great future. Temperance sentiment had a long history in the state. In 1917, Mew Mexican voters approved state-wide prohibition by three-to-one. That was before National Prohibition went into effect in 1920. There were high hopes that Prohibition would reduce crime, improve health, raise morality, …

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Prohibition in Nevada: Nevadans Bet on Prohibition and Lost

Promising Future National Prohibition in Nevada seemed like a sure thing when it began in 1920.  Nevadans had already begun their own statewide prohibition in 1918. There was great support for temperance. Nevada residents had believed that Prohibition would improve health, reduce crime, and raise morality. They thought it would  protect the family, promote prosperity, …

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Prohibition in Maryland Caused Serious Problems

Maryland was Unique Prohibition in Maryland holds a unique place in the story of National Prohibition (1920-1933). It had ratified the 18th Amendment establishing the Noble Experiment. Yet Marylanders generally opposed the law. Over 80% would later vote for Repeal. The state, especially Baltimore, was home to large numbers of immigrants. Their cultures included drinking …

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Beginnings of Wine

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The beginnings of wine extend back many thousands  of years before recorded history. It was easily made. Indeed, it occurs naturally and was discovered rather than invented. Wine has been used for many purposes throughout history. It’s been an important source of nourishment. But it’s also been a source of energy sanitary alternative to polluted …

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History of Wine Timelines

Beginnings People have used wine since long before recorded history. Much about the earliest history of wine is hidden in the darkness of time. But archaeology and analytic chemistry have shed light on some of the origins of wine. The history of wine goes back at least 12,000 years. But we know many of the …

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