Category: Repeal

Cullen-Harrison Act: Early Start on National Repeal

The U.S. passed the Cullen-Harrison Act before it repealed National Prohibition of alcohol. People widely thought that ratifying the proposed 21st Amendment to repeal National Prohibition might take years. I.  Support for Cullen-Harrison Yet there was strong support to legalize beverages with a low alcoholic content. There were several main reason for this. First When …

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United Repeal Council:Discover Its Role in Promoting Repeal of National Prohibition

The United Repeal Council promoted repeal of National Prohibition in the U.S. It was an advisory cabinet consisting of leaders of several important groups promoting Repeal. Crusaders. Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform. Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. American Hotel Association. Voluntary Committee of Lawyers. It was established early in 1931 to lobby for Repeal …

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Repeal Groups (Repeal Organizations): Opposed Prohibition

Repeal groups became a mighty force in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They wanted to repeal National Prohibition. Here’s the story. Prohibition Failed The Noble Experiment of National Prohibition (1920-1933) failed completely. It had promised a society with increased productivity, a low crime rate, greater public morality, and enhanced health. To the contrary, it …

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Pauline Sabin: Repeal of Prohibition Leader (Powerful & Effective)

Pauline Sabin was a highly successful leader in 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 America!” …

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