December 5th, 2015 marks the 82nd anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a period in the United State’s history where alcohol was not allowed to be produced or consumed between 1920 and 1933.

Prohibition began in the United States as an effort to reduce alcohol consumption, which many felt was having a larger impact on society. Women were strongly behind the movement as much of the money brought into the household was spent on alcohol instead of food for the family. Temperance societies had already begun in the early 1900’s, with many seeking ways to spread awareness to reduce alcohol consumption.

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