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Alcohol Consumption During Prohibition

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Studies show that alcohol consumption sharply dropped off when Prohibition began, to approximately 30 percent of the pre-Prohibition level. Alcohol consumption shot upward in the next few years, however, to about 60-70 percent of its pre-Prohibition level.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Women's Christian Temperance Union was one of the key organizations that fought for Prohibition. 00:11

  2. Frances Elizabeth Willard is the only woman memorialized as a statue in the United States Capitol Building. 00:40

  3. When Prohibition was enacted, the average consumption of whiskey per person was more than 15 gallons per year. 01:09

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