Why Prohibition was introduced: America was a very Christian country. Many Christians linked alcohol consumption to sin, including gambling and prostitution, In 1873 the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was founded, and called for the prohibition (banning) of alcohol, Those who called for Prohibition cited violence by drunk husbands towards their wives and children, It was believed that men wasted their money on alcohol, and so financially neglected their wives and children, The Anti-Saloon League claimed that alcoholism led to ‘idleness’ and crime, WASPs (White Anglo Saxon Protestants) sometimes associated alcohol consumption with immigrant communities, and anti-alcohol campaigners played on the prejudice towards immigrants, A lot of beer was imported from Germany. In the aftermath of World War One, anti-German feeling was running high,

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