The Path From World War I to Prohibition



Location: Online , Wheaton, IL 60189
Start Date/Time: February 03, 2022 - 7 p.m.
End Date/Time: February 03, 2022

Cantigny presents a virtual date with history. At the turn of the 20th century, powerful organizations across the United States called for the outlaw of alcohol. But it was World War I that served as the final rallying cry for the temperance cause, and wartime rationing paved the way for federal Prohibition. Join Claire White, educational programs manager at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, as she explores the role World War I played in passing the 18th Amendment. Learn about mounting support for temperance, the temporary dry laws enacted during the war, and how larger cultural shifts during wartime affected Prohibition’s enforcement. Registration required. Free.

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