'Vote Prohibition--Yes!' broadside   Save
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Description: This broadside, created by the Hamilton County Prohibition Headquarters of Cincinnati in 1883, urges the men of Ohio to vote affirmatively on election day for the two Ohio constitutional amendments dealing with the prohibition of intoxicating liquors. In 1883, Charles Foster, Ohio's governor, encouraged the state legislature to submit two constitutional amendments to Ohio voters for approval. Foster was a member of the Republican Party, and Republicans also controlled the legislature. Republicans generally supported legislation designed to limit alcohol consumption. These amendments would permit individual communities to decide whether or not to allow liquor sales and consumption. They also allowed government entities to tax the transportation and the sale of alcohol. The Women's Christian Temperance Union played a major role in trying to secure adoption of these amendments, covering Ohio's communities with temperance tracts. One supporter claimed that the organization had "sowed Ohio streets knee deep" with these tracts. Despite their efforts, Ohio voters, by a narrow margin, failed to endorse these amendments. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS1689
Subjects: Prohibition; Temperance--History; Legislation; Political campaigns; Constitutional amendments;
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)