- Item 102504 - Letter to Woodrow Wilson regarding Prohibition during WWI, Bangor, ca. 1916
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- Item 102504
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With WWI causing devastation around the world, President Woodrow Wilson called for aid because the world's food reserves were low. He requested those who could help to do so, for both America and it's Allies.Show Details
Written is a letter sent to President Wilson from the Bangor Theological Seminary, suggesting that part of the problem with the food crisis was because the liquor industry was using up valuable supplies and manpower that could go to producing food for soldiers and devastated families. They request that Wilson enact a Prohibition on alcohol for the duration of the war, in an effort to redistribute supplies.