18th Amendment

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In History
  • Temperance movement begins

    Temperance movement begins
    In the 1830's is when people spoke out against the dangers of alcohol. They wanted it to be banned.
  • Maine was first to use

    Maine was first to use
    Maine was the first state in the U.S. to pass prohibition. They only allowed alcohol for medicine purposes.
  • Prohibition party was founded

    Prohibition party was founded
    This is when the movement to illegalize alcohol began. People protested how alcohol could cause crime.
  • Anti-Saloon

    They fought for alcohol to be banned. It got a lot of support from Christian people.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The Anti-Saloon League and the women's christian union marched on Washington and demanded that the government makes alcohol illegal. There were thousands of people that showed up.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    This was the law that banned the manufacture and the sale of alcohol. The law passed will overwhelming support.
  • 18th Amendment passes

    18th Amendment passes
    The government passed the 18th amendment which banned alcohol in all states. The U.S. went dry. People began to make alcohol illegally.
  • Bootleggers

    People began to make alcohol illegally then they started to sell it. They would store it in their boot so they wouldn't get caught.
  • Stock Market Crashes

    Stock Market Crashes
    Stock market crashed and our government went broke. They realized if they make alcohol legal again, they can tax it and make money again.
  • 18th gets repealed

    18th gets repealed
    The 21st amendment of the Constitution erases the 18th. Alcohol is now legal in the states.