Why was prohibiton introduced?

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When was there an amendment to the constitution saying drinking of alcohol WOULD be prohibited?
In January 1919
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What act finally banned it and when and what did it state? (liquor)
The Volstead Act in January 1920 said that 'liquor' was amy drink that contained 0.5% or more alcohol would be banned,
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When was there moves against alcohol and why?
In the late 19th century as many poverty-stricken households suffered through the alcohol activities of the fahter and it caused absences at woprk
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What are two examples of groups against alcohol for many years?
The Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League
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What were supporters of prohibiton known as and what did they claim about enfants?
'Dries' and they said that 3,000 enfants were smothered every yeaar by drunken parents,
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By 1914, how many states were 'dry'?
12
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What was one other leading firm of beer apart from Pabst from Germany were americans warned away from?
Busch
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By the end of WW1, how many states in percentage was dry?
75%
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What is an example of a group for alcohol?
The AAPA or the Association Against the Prohibition of Alchol
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What was one of theri excuses to keep alcohol?
It was used for medical purposes,
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Was the North or South of the USA more supportive towards alchol and why? Which parts were modern etc)
The North as they were full of cities and were modern but the SOuth was rural and more traditional
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What happened to the buying of liquor in the last week before prohibiton and what did this enable tthe person to do?
The buying of liquor increased so people could continue to drink liquor beyond the deadline,
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On the last evening of legal drinking, it was expected there would be major outbursts of drunkness? Was this true?
No, saloons were emptier than usual and the law came about without much prtoest,
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Thousands of churches that were against prohibition, what did they do and what did this remind people?
They held congregations and prayers to remind people of the 'demon drink' amnd how it led to the neglect of families and the abscenses of work,
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Who had been one of the leading campaigners against alchol? How much did he say was spent on liquor a year and how many times more is this than education?
William Jennings who said that 2.5 billion dollars was spent which was three times as much spent on education,
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