• When Each State Went Sober: Mapping Prohibition Ratification by State

    3 days ago - By Vine Pair

    It took more than two years for Prohibition - a federal ban on the sale, production, transportation, and import of alcohol - to take effect nationwide on Jan. 17, 1920. Proposed by Congress on Dec. 18, 1917, the 18th Amendment was ratified on Jan. 16, 1919. But before that, it first had to pass in 36 of the nation's 48 states , before becoming effective the following year.
    As we come up on the 101st anniversary of the amendment that changed American drinking forever, VinePair took a nostalgic look down Constitution lane to revisit the days each state officially passed the ban on booze...
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