From 1920 to 1933, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution made it illegal for Americans to manufacture, sell or transport "intoxicating beverages." That pivotal period of history was known as Prohibition, and came into effect because of a compelling temperance crusade. In Iowa, temperance was one of the major issues dividing the two political parties from the Civil War through the early 20th century. The state almost passed an amendment enshrining temperance into the state constitution, but eventually, Prohibition was repealed nationwide with the passage of the 21st Amendment.
- Reform Movements in America: Use this primary source set to view photos, documents, political cartoons and more related to the temperance crusade in the United States.
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+ Goldie at Home: Roaring Twenties Dance Party
+ History of Prohibition and Temperance Interactive Tool
+ Timeline of Prohibition in Iowa
+ Portraits of the Temperance Movement
+ Iowa History 101 Series
+ Prohibition (PBS)