Temperance Movement

  • the fight begins

    Temperance Movements begin advocating for abstinence from alcohol
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    Temperance Movement

    the fight for prohibtion during the progressive era
  • The laws begin

    The first prohibition law is passed in Maine.
  • the laws continue

    13 states have enacted prohibition legislation.
  • a major player joins

    The National Prohibition Party is founded.
  • Another big player joins the fight

    The Anti-Saloon League is formed.
  • the oout of alcohol is getting closer

    The US Senate passes the Volstead Act on December 18th which is one of the significant steps to the passage of the 18th amendment.
  • a hit for alcohol

    The War Time Prohibition Act is passed to save grain for the war effort during World War I.
  • the outlaw of alcohol is getting closer

    On October 28th the Volstead Act passes the US Congress and establishes the enforcement of prohibition.
  • Prohibition begins

    On January 29th, the 18th amendment is ratified by 36 states and goes into effect on the federal level.
  • the resistance

    1920's - The rise of bootleggers such as Al Capone in Chicago highlight the darker side of prohibition.
  • The end is near

    On August 11th, Herbert Hoover gave an acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination for president in which he discussed the ills of prohibition and the need for its end.
  • The end of Prohibtion

    On December 5th, prohibition is repealed with the 21st amendment