History of Alcohol Regulation: Prohibition & Taxation


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1. Which of the following is not a federal regulation on alcohol today?

2. __ made it illegal to make, sell, or ship alcohol anywhere in the United States.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

America has often had a complicated relationship with alcohol, and this worksheet and quiz duo will assess your knowledge of taxation and prohibition of alcohol in the United States. The questions in the quiz ask you about the history of alcohol taxation and consumption as well as federal regulations on alcohol in the U.S.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the:

  • Amendment that made it illegal to make, sell, or ship alcohol anywhere in the United States
  • Length of time that the prohibition of alcohol lasted in America
  • Current federal regulations on alcohol
  • Definition of the Temperance Movement

Skills Practiced

These key skills will be used when completing the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you can draw the most important information about the prohibition and taxation of alcohol from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding federal regulations on alcohol and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about taxation and prohibition of alcohol in the United States

Additional Learning

Learn more about the laws concerning alcohol consumption by reviewing the accompanying video lesson entitled, History of Alcohol Regulation: Prohibition & Taxation. The lesson is designed to meet these goals:

  • Understand the history of alcohol around the world
  • Know why early Americans of all ages drank alcohol regularly
  • Define the Temperance Movement
  • Identify why the federal laws regarding alcohol have changed multiple times throughout the history of the country
  • Differentiate between federal, state, and county regulation of alcohol
  • Know the reason why alcohol was first taxed in America