On Uncle Sam's Water Wagon

Helen Watkeys Moore


Excerpt from On Uncle Sam's Water Wagon: 500 Recipes for Delicious Drinks, Which Can Be Made at Home

The acceptance of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States by the Legislatures of every State but three means that, after a stated date, the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors is totally prohibited throughout the United States, and all territory subject to it.

Many people, especially in the East, and in New York State particularly, apparently did not awaken to the fact that this great movement was sweeping the country, until the Amendment had been passed.

There has been bitter protest against what is claimed to have been the hasty forcing through of a social ordinance such as this, by a group of fanatics, contrary to the real wishes of the majority of the people.

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