“Chicago may have put the roar in the roaring Twenties but it was
Wisconsin with its steady resistance from otherwise law abiding citizens that
was the straw on the camels back of Prohibition.” That is what Michael Bie
said in his book titled “It Happened in Wisconsin” about the sentiment in
Wisconsin during prohibition. Then it was April 2, 1929 when 64% of
Wisconsin voters voted yes to...
Prohibition was a time in American history when some Americans’ desire to improve the lives of people in the United States by removing the temptation of alcohol (or ‘Prohibiting’ it) overshadowed the intrinsic rights and freedoms that are so dear to our country. Prohibition refers to “any law banning the sale and consumption of alcohol, in particular local laws that have the same effect.”...