Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results


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What approach to prohibition did the leading temperance organizations use in the early 20th century?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a moral reason behind the movement to ban alcohol consumption?

2. Which of the following regarding the Volstead Act is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The act of prohibiting the use of alcohol in the United States was a controversial measure that caused both intended and unintended consequences within different parts of the country. Understand the impact of prohibition and recall specific details with the aid of the quiz and worksheet that accompany this lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These lesson tools will test you on:

  • Roles of Andrew Volstead and J.D. Rockefeller
  • National Prohibition Act
  • Enforcement of prohibition laws
  • Repealing prohibition

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Prohibition lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fear of modern culture and support for prohibition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about key individuals who promoted prohibition

Additional Learning

To ensure that you have learned all of the important information, take the time to review the lesson titled Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results. This lesson will focus on these objectives:

  • Understand the motivations for prohibiting the use of alcohol
  • Identify prominent supporters of prohibition
  • Discover how the Volstead Act was enforced
  • Understand the impact of morality in the United States on prohibition