February 3, 2022
At the turn of the 20th century, powerful organizations across the United States called for the outlaw of alcohol. But it was World War I that served as the final rallying cry for the temperance cause, and wartime rationing paved the way for federal Prohibition.
Join Claire White, Educational Programs Manager at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, as she explores the role that World War I played in passing the 18th Amendment. Learn about mounting support for temperance, the temporary dry laws enacted during World War I, and how larger cultural shifts during wartime affected Prohibition’s enforcement.