On January 16, 1581, the English Parliament banned
Roman Catholicism throughout the country during the reign of Queen
Elizabeth I. From that time on, Catholicism declined in England
until the Catholic Emancipation of the late 18th century.Read the
of the Roman Catholic Church in England.
On January 16, 1920, the Eighteenth
Amendment to the US Constitution came into
effect as scheduled one year after ratification, marking the
beginning of Prohibition. Learn more about Temperance
and Prohibition from Professor K. Austin Kerr of
the Ohio State University Department of History.