The Anti-Saloon League Analysis

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An additional significant interest group pushing for the abolition of alcohol was the Anti-Saloon League, founded in Ohio during 1893. The Anti-Saloon League was a special interest lobbyist group which initially worked towards prohibition and the suppression of the saloon, on a smaller, more regional scale, beginning with counties and had hopes of changing Ohio into a dry state. Eventually the league transformed into the largest congressional lobby for prohibition in America. Howard Russell, the leagues founder, began by framing the ASL as trapped in a war of good citizenship versus bad citizenship, for which he would certainly be on the winning side (Lamme 125). From the beginning the ASL leaders were politically effective as they began working
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