Association Against the Prohibition Amendment

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The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment was established in 1918[1] and became a leading organization working for the repeal of prohibition in the United States.

Growth[edit]

The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment was founded by William H. Stayton in 1918. It grew rapidly as the problems caused by prohibition became increasingly evident. Its publicity campaign, begun in 1928, helped mobilize growing opposition to the Eighteenth Amendment (the "prohibition amendment"). Prominent members of the organization included Pierre S. du Pont, Irenee du Pont, John J. Raskob, Jouett Shouse, and James Wolcott Wadsworth Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gale: "Papers of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment ...", accessed November 28, 2010

Sources[edit]

  • Kyvig, David. Repealing National Prohibition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.