April 23, 2020

Tag: Post Prohibition NIghtspots

The Dazzling Nightspots of Post-Prohibition America

This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of America’s journey into the dark, dry years of Prohibition. The Eighteenth Amendment, ratified on January 16th, 1919, forbid the production, sale and transport of “intoxicating liquors,” but was ineffective in curtailing the consumption of alcohol, beer, and wine in the United States. President Woodrow Wilson vetoed the Act, but it was overridden by the House and Senate. Read how Americas behaved in a dry society.

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