History of the Drinking Age


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The period from 1920-1933 in which alcohol was effectively illegal throughout the United States is known as what?

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1. Before 1971, the age of majority in most states was what?

2. In the mid-1970s, about 30 states had a drinking age of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz combo helps you see what you know about the history of the drinking age. Expect to see topics on the quiz that are about the age of majority in most states before 1971 and different drinking age rules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following topics:

  • How the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 forced states to raise the drinking age
  • Why MADD was created
  • What the age of majority was before 1971
  • What the period of 1920-1933 was known as regarding alcohol
  • The drinking age for 30 states in the mid-1970's

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on drinking age and its history
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the purpose of MADD and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the drinking age for most states in the mid-1970's

Additional Learning

To learn more about these history facts, use the lesson named History of the Drinking Age. Complete this lesson to review more regarding:

  • Why 21 is the drinking age in the US
  • The temperance movement
  • Post-prohibition drinking laws
  • How MADD came to be