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Daily Archives: January 16, 2020

On This Day in History: Prohibition Began

beer on tap

Just What Was Prohibition in America? On this day in 1920, the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol was passed by Congress.  This ban on alcohol, known as Prohibition, came in response to the alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption that religious groups associated with the alcoholic beverage trade.  While