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Prohibition: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Prohibition" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Amendment, Dry, Prohibition, Sheppard Dry Amendment, Temperance, Volstead Act.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results, e.g., August 1-3, 1917; December 17-19, 1917; January 16-18, 1917; October 26-31, 1919; January 18, 1920.
  • The 18th Amendment was alternately known as the Prohibition Amendment or the Dry Amendment.
  • The Volstead Act, which was passed in 1919, was the legislation enabled by the Amendment that allowed the states to enforce the prohibition of alcohol.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America