Monday, November 7, 2016

Enacting prohibition by referendum. November 7, 1916.

 A pro-prohibition song, which we've run before here.

Arizona, which had the initiative and referendum system, voted itself into prohibition.

The initiative amended the Arizona Constitution to prohibit the sale, possession of distribution of intoxicating beverages.

The move towards nationwide prohibition was very clearly on.

South Dakota did likewise on this day, using the same process.

As did Montana.

Such an initiative failed in Missouri, however.  And Maryland.  And California.

But it passed in Idaho.

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