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.