Anti-Prohibition Broadside   Save
Anti-Prohibition Broadside
Description: Undated, and signed only "Independent Citizen," this broadside outlines arguments against a proposed prohibition amendment to Ohio constitution. The author cites some of its economic ramifications to farmers and brewery owners if the amendment is passed, and argues that the amendment is a violation of the "social and political freedom" of Ohioans. The broadside is one page and measures 5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm). The Prohibition Movement, an effort to ban alcohol consumption, began in Ohio in the late nineteenth century with the Woman's Christian Temperance Movement and the formation of the Anti-Saloon League in 1893. Although the issue was on the ballot several times, voters did not approve prohibition until 1918. In 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. constitution passed, making prohibition the law of the United States. It was repealed in 1933 with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1519_1162700_001
Subjects: Civil Liberties; Ohio Government; Business and Labor; Agriculture; Prohibition; Temperance
Places: Ohio