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Prohibition in Oregon was Welcomed at First, then Rejected

Prohibition Welcomed Prohibition in Oregon was welcomed. The state had eagerly ratified the 18th Amendment. That amendment created National Prohibition in 1920. Temperance beliefs were strong in Oregon. Voters had approved state-wide prohibition five years earlier. Residents widely thought prohibition would improve health, increase safety, and reduce crime. That it would lower violence, improve public …

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