Category: Repeal

History of Prohibition in America (U.S.)

It was the eve of the 20th century. The temperance movement had morphed into the prohibition movement. The history of prohibition in the US can be traced back to the Colonial period. But it began largely as a temperance movement. It called for temperance or moderation. Only later did it begin to call for complete […]

Colorado Repealed Prohibition after Supporting It.

Long History The temperance movement has a long history in Colorado. The state began its own prohibition in 1916. That was four years before National Prohibition went into effect. Residents could not imagine that what was ahead. After experiencing the effects of the Noble Experiment, Colorado repealed Prohibition. It did so along with many other […]

Repeal of Prohibition: End of the Dream that was National Prohibition

The repeal of Prohibition in the U.S. Was it the sad ending of a great Noble Experiment to create a better society? Or was it the return to sanity after a failed attempt to deny personal liberty and coerce others?  I. Promise of Prohibition Tens of millions of Americans saw National Prohibition as the solution […]

Repeal in America (U.S.): 1933 – Present

Repeal in America occurred on December 5, 1933. This timeline covers major events in its history. The timeline continues up to the present day. Achieving National Prohibition had been a Herculean effort. Millions of people had finally been convinced that Prohibition would usher in a new era. Crime would drop, Poverty would drop. Violence would […]

Pauline Sabin: Repeal of Prohibition Leader

Pauline Sabin was a highly successful leader in promoting the repeal of National Prohibition (1920-1933). To do so, she formed the Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) in 1929. Sabin was sitting in a congressional hearing. She heard the president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), Ella Boole, shout “I represent the women of […]

Molly Pitcher Club: Women for Repeal of Prohibition

It was during the early part of  National Prohibition.  The year was 1922. The Molly Pitcher Club was formed by libertarian M. Louise Gross. The name of the group was from a Revolutionary War folk heroine. She helped and supported soldiers in their fight. The name was appropriate. The group limited membership to women. And […]

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