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Prohibition

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Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed.
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EBSCOhost: A toast to 'Prohibition'

While Prohibition did reduce alcoholism to some extent, anyone who wanted booze could get it fairly easily. Of course, you couldn't always count on the quality of the liquor you were buying. Some of it was laced with wood grain alcohol and substances that could actually kill you. That fact may prompt us to think about other regulation debates in our culture over the years, including the debate on abortion. If the provisions of Roe vs. Wade were overturned and women were denied abortions, say supporters of that court decision, the nation would return to "back-alley" abortions, beyond the regulatory authority of the government.

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The 18th Amendment

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol.

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Prohibition, legal prevention of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages, the extreme of the regulatory liquor laws.

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