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PROHIBITION

IN THE UNITED STATES

THE history OF

U.S.A

1920-1933

Prohibition around the world

United States - Canada - Norway - Finland - Russia

introduction

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introduction

Introduction

At the end of the 19th century, temperance movements were born in the United States and in several other countries. The idea was simple: to limit the sale and consumption of alcohol, or even prevent it completely.

TIMELINE

1933

December 1933

March 1933

1773

1919

January 1920

1920's

1888

1830's

1773

february 1933

1773 : drinking alcohol is sinful

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The beginnin of the prohibition and its consequences

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- 1831: American Temperance Society had 170,000 members.

- 1834: American Temperance Society had 1 million members.

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1830's

TEMPERANCE

MOVEMENTS

- 1831: American Temperance Society had 170,000 members.

- 1834: American Temperance Society had 1 million members.

1830's

19

20

THE BEGINNING OF THE PROHIBITION ERA

REBELLION, MOONSHINE, AND SPEAKEASIES

1920

19

20

Handmade alcohol

Sheriff Mike Bootright and deputies with a confiscated moonshine still, Elizabethton, Tennessee, 1940s

Looking Back at Tennessee Collection

20's

Speakeasies

A flapper woman having a night out of dancing in a speakeasy (1920).


20's

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1933

February 20

The U.S. Congress proposes an amendment to the Constitution that would end Prohibition.

1933

December 5

Prohibition is officially repealed by the passage of the 21st Amendment to the U.S

1933

March 23

Roosevelt signs the Cullen-Harrison Act

1933

...and comes the night they ended Prohibition, December 5, 1933


Photo: NY DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

CONCLUSION

THE PROHIBITION

1920-1933

1920-1933

you

thank

Daniel Duesst (pronounced "due east") with his gun, his dog, and his jug of moonshine Sequatchie County, Tennessee, ca. 1900
Looking Back at Tennessee Collection

FOR LISTENING

bibliography

- Prohibition : United States history [1920–1933], Britannica
- Prohibition, History.com
- Virtue by Law: Prohibition in the United States, 1920-1933
Jean-Pierre Martin
- Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition
Daniel Okrent
- The years of prohibition
Laurent Turcot
- Moonshine and the Law, Dixie highway
- PROHIBITION AND THE 'SPEAKEASIES'
20th century history life
- Prohibition, wikipedia, Universalis

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