Prohibition Dries Up

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

Katherine Langley’s election to her husband’s seat, after he was incarcerated for violating the Volstead Act, served as an example of voter's ambivalence toward Prohibition enforcement.

Political Costs

Political Costs

The careers of Ruth Bryan Owen and Edith Nourse Rogers showed contrasting results from support of Prohibition.

Women Representatives Respond

Women Representatives Respond

In December 1929, a handful of Members formed the bipartisan Committee on Modification of the Volstead Act.

Repeal

Repeal

By 1932, anti-Prohibition sentiment was widespread, and women added their voices to calls for repeal.

 

 

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