Learn how World War I influenced Prohibition at Date With History Feb. 3

  • Learn about the role that World War I played in passing the 18th Amendment at Cantigny's next "Date With History" on Thursday, Feb. 3.

    Learn about the role that World War I played in passing the 18th Amendment at Cantigny's next "Date With History" on Thursday, Feb. 3. Courtesy of Cantigny

 
 
Updated 1/27/2022 11:42 PM

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 at Cantigny's next "Date With History" on Thursday, Feb. 3.

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.

"Water is the War Drink: The Path from World War I to Prohibition" will start at 7 p.m. (CST) on Zoom.

It is free, but registration is required at cantigny.org.

Claire White is the educational programs manager at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Claire White is the educational programs manager at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Courtesy of Claire White

White is the educational programs manager at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is responsible for the creation of The Mob Museum's educational and interpretive programs.

A public historian interested in the cultural and religious history of the United States, her research often explores how religion and scientific innovation impact American society.

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