Dry Kansas!

lips-that-touch-liquor-blogGovernor John St. John, with the backing of the national Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, forced the legislature to pass a constitutional amendment for Prohibition. Kansas voters then approved it in 1880, leading the nation toward a ban on all manufacturing and sale of intoxicating liquors. History now realizes Prohibition was the nation’s first campaign against domestic violence. The movement was headed by “Saint Frances”–Frances Willard, who led the union from 1879 until her death in 1898.

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