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Those who drank to excess often reduced themselves and their families to poverty. More and more responsible citizens called for moderation. S t u d e n t s : T h e G r e a t D e p r e s s i o n P r o h i b i t i o n Out of concern for those who couldn’t control their drinking and their disgraced families the first temperance movements began to arise. The term temperance refers to the use of alcoholic beverages in moderation or abstinence from their use. The most influential early spokesman for temperance was a medical doctor, Benjamin Rush.
Almost anyone could get a prescription for a two-dollar office call fee. There were also thousands of false prescriptions with doctors’ names forged. All involved wholesalers, physicians, and druggists had to be licensed. The Prohibition Bureau gave permits to an average of 63,891 doctors annually, and by 1929 over one hundred thousand permits were in force. The physicians wrote over 11 million prescriptions per year. Some of the big bootleg gangs used more direct methods to take liquor from warehouses.
Another dry argument claimed the brewery and distillery industry employed thousands of men that could instead be helping in jobs related to the war effort. Also trucks and trains used to distribute liquor should be used for the transportation of war materials. Drys put forth yet another patriotic argument claiming grain used to make alcohol could provide millions of loaves of bread to feed the troops. At the end of July 1917 after thirteen hours of debate over three days the Senate passed the Eighteenth Amendment by a vote of 65 to 20.