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Benson: The 18th Amendment, prohibition and regulation

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On Jan. 16, 1919, Nebraska’s Legislature voted to ratify the 18th Amendment that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” Because Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the amendment, the temperance movement had the necessary two-thirds of the state Legislatures’ approval. A year later, at midnight on Jan.

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