Category: Repeal

Prohibition in New Jersey: Its Rise and Fall

The Promises of Prohibition New Jersey residents welcomed Prohibition at first.  Many residents thought it would reduce crime, improve health, increase safety and raise public morality. But New Jersey quickly became a hotbed for illegal alcohol or moonshine. The promised benefits of Prohibition never occurred. It actually created more problems. Ira Reeves Enter army hero …

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Prohibition in New York State and Its Repeal

Prohibition in New York State lasted from early 1920 through 1933. A large proportion of the state’s population was in New York City. Therefore, it was not easy to achieve Prohibition in the state.  But Prohibitionists worked long and hard. And powerful organizations spearheaded the effort. They included major Protestant churches, the Anti-Saloon League, and …

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Colorado Repealed Prohibition after Supporting It.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 After experiencing the effects of the Noble Experiment, Colorado repealed Prohibition.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 …

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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The U.S. passed the Cullen-Harrison Act before it repealed National Prohibition of alcohol.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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