California Proposition 2, Define and Prohibit Alcohol (1916)

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This article is about a 1916 ballot proposition in California. For other measures with a similar title, see Proposition 2.
California Proposition 2, pertaining to the Definition and Prohibition of the Sale of Alcohol, was on the November 7, 1916 ballot in California as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

Its goal was to define liquor, and then prohibit its use.

The Prohibition Amendment had appeared on the California ballot, and been defeated, just two short years earlier.

Two other alcohol-related measures appeared on the 1914 California ballot--California Proposition 39 (1914) and California Proposition 47 (1914)--both of which were geared toward mitigating the impact of the drive to prohibit alcohol in the state.

California Proposition 1 (1916) also appeared on the 1916 ballot--it also lost--which was a softened version of the 1914 Prohibition Amendment.

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