The Prohibition Era of 1920-1933 how It Came along and how It Was Abolished
When the veterans came back from World War I, they found many changes, not the least of which was an absence of alcoholic beverages. The nation, much of which was dry already had decided to get rid of the bars (saloons) , once and for all. As early as 1916, a total of 23 out of 48 states had already passed antisaloon laws.
The movement was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, improve health, solve social problems and reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses.
Prohibition was called "The Noble Experiment" by Herbert Hoover. …
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