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On May 14, 1910, the Women's Christian Temperance Union and other organizations marched down Hennepin and Nicollet avenues in Minneapolis. The crowd was estimated at about 50,000 people. At this time, the temperance movement was powerful and widespread. Women were heavily involved, arguing that banning alcohol would bring more stability to the home.

The temperance movement was ultimately successful. The 18th amendment to the Constitution was ratified in January 1919, banning the sale and transportation of alcohol in the United States.

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1910
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