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Scientific Temperance Federation Publication

Scientific Temperance Federation

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States was in the midst of a social movement aimed at eliminating alcohol consumption. One of the major forces behind this movement was the Scientific Temperance Federation (STF), an organization that advocated for scientific research to prove the harmful effects of alcohol and promoted education to discourage its use.

Prohibition Party Poster from 1893

Prohibition Party

The Prohibition Party was founded in 1869 in the United States with the aim of advocating for the prohibition of the sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcoholic beverages. The party has a long and storied history, with peaks and valleys of popularity throughout its existence.

American Tract Society Publications

The American Tract Society (ATS)

The American Tract Society (ATS) was a non-denominational organization founded in 1825 with the purpose of publishing and distributing Christian literature. The organization was established in New York City by a group of Protestant ministers who wanted to promote evangelical Christianity and spread religious literature to a wider audience. The ATS published a variety of literature, including tracts, pamphlets, and books, on a range of religious and moral topics.

For decades, Westerville was the home of The Anti-Saloon League — the nation’s most powerful and effective prohibition organization.

The Anti-Saloon League (ASL)

The Anti-Saloon League (ASL) was one of the most influential and successful social reform movements in American history. The organization, which was formed in 1893, sought to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. It achieved its goal with the passage of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution in 1919, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.

Newspaper declares Prohibition ended

21st Amendment

The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is a crucial piece of legislation that has had a significant impact on American history. Ratified on December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment effectively repealed the 18th Amendment, which had prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol in the United States.

prohibition cartoon by Granger

18th Amendment

The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified on January 16, 1919, prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors within the United States. This amendment was the culmination of a long-standing temperance movement in America, which sought to eliminate the harmful effects of alcohol on society.

Prohibition protest

The Webb-Kenyon Act

The Cullen-Harrison Act, also known as the Beer-Wine Revenue Act, was a significant piece of legislation in the history of the United States. Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, the act legalized the sale and consumption of beer and wine with an alcohol content of 3.2% or less.

Last Call before Prohibition began

The Volstead Act

The Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, was a law passed by the United States Congress on October 28, 1919. This act provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment. The act was named after Congressman Andrew Volstead of Minnesota, who chaired the committee that drafted the legislation.

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