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Prohibition: Then and Now

Americans famously ignored the prohibition of alcohol, either through outright disregard of the law, or through more creative means such as prescription spirits (displayed above).  Despite the failure of alcohol prohibition, the United States enacted the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, effectively beginning a new era of federal prohibition.  Is modern day marijuana prohibition similar…

Prohibition: Spirited Republic Exhibit Tour

The National Archives shares a wonderful exhibit on America’s relationship to alcohol: SPIRITED REPUBLIC exhibition at the National Archives The exhibit ran through January 2016 at the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery and displayed some great primary sources on the Prohibition Era.

Prohibition

In December 1917, and at the behest of powerful Protestant Evangelical groups such as the Anti-Saloon League, the U.S. Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment and asked states to begin ratification. Within two years’ time the amendment was ratified and the National Prohibition Act, commonly known as the Volstead Act, was enacted to prohibit the sale,…

Tanks – WWI Uncut: Dan Snow – BBC

Please take a moment to watch this 8 minute video on the first tanks and their debut during World War I. Enjoy a tour of the MarkIV and some very interesting trivia on the impact this cutting edge technology had on the war. BBC. (2017, April 17 {of post} #sample_html ). Tanks – WWI Uncut:…

Tanks: An Origin Story

It might have been from eighty to a hundred feet long—it was about two hundred and fifty yards away—it’s vertical side was ten feet high or so, smooth for that height, and then with a complex patterning under the eaves of its flattish turtle cover. This patterning was a close, inter-lacing of portholes, rifle barrels,…