In 1919, the United States government ratified this amendment, which prohibited the sale, transport, and production of alcohol. (It was repealed in 1933 by the ratification of the 21st amendment).
The temperance movement--a movement to stop the imbibement and production of alchol--was supported by Protestants and Catholics. Many believed that alcohol consumption was directly connected to abuse and impure activites, like prostitution. The temperance movement contributed to the ratification of the 18th amendment.
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