Women’s Temperance Society Established

1852

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton start the Women’s New York Temperance Society, the first organization in a growing movement for moderation in alcohol consumption. The movement’s call for prohibition leads to the adoption of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution outlawing the manufacture, sale or transport of alcohol starting Jan. 16, 1919. The amendment is then repealed by ratification of the 21st Amendment on Dec. 5, 1933.