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Prohibition in West Virginia was Popular but Doomed to Failure

I. Prohibition Popular at First Prohibition in West Virginia was popular at first.  West Virginians had long favored outlawing alcoholic beverages. They created state-wide prohibition in 1914. Residents widely supported National Prohibition in 1920. They thought it would improve health, increase safety, and reduce crime and violence. That it would improve the economy, raise morality …

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