Why was Prohibition Introduced?

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  • Why was Prohibition Introduced?
    • Pressure from groups such has the Women's Christian Temperature Union and the Anti-saloon League
    • Drinking lowered moral standards and undermined traditional values
    • Alcohol was linked to inefficiency at work and absenteeism from work.
    • Alcohol caused an increase in crime and lawlessness
    • Alcohol consumption was said to be the cause of wife beating and child abuse


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