Prohibition Key Terms

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Prohibition
A legal ban on making/selling/transporting alcoholic drinks
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Temperance movement
A campaign against the "demon drink". Many members were women. Although the word means "moderation", most of them wanted a total ban.
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"Wets"
Opposition to Prohibition. Likely to live in less-affulent areas and be of working class. Many Russian/German origins and belonged to Catcholic/Lutheran Churches.
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"Drys"
Those in favour of Prohibition. More likely to be native-born.
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Volstead Act
1919. Named after Andrew Volstead. Enabled the enforcement of Prohibition
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Bootlegger
Someone who made or sold illegal alcohol.
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"Speaksies"
Illicit drinking clubs during Prohibition.
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Moonshine
Homemade alcohol
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"Moists"
Those who wanted a moderation.
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A campaign against the "demon drink". Many members were women. Although the word means "moderation", most of them wanted a total ban.

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Temperance movement

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Opposition to Prohibition. Likely to live in less-affulent areas and be of working class. Many Russian/German origins and belonged to Catcholic/Lutheran Churches.

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Those in favour of Prohibition. More likely to be native-born.

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1919. Named after Andrew Volstead. Enabled the enforcement of Prohibition

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