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Prohibition (1920-1933) Internet Assignment
Name______________________________________ Period_____
Go to:
Click on “Roots of Prohibition”
Read the section and answer the questions below.
1. By 1830, the average American over 15 years old consumed nearly _______ gallons of pure alcohol
a year.
2. In which institutions did the Temperance Movement have their “roots”?
Watch the short video entitled, “The Absolute Shall”
3. Why were the Washingtonian Societies rejected by the Protestant Churches of the 1830s and
4. What was the anti-alcohol movement started by the Protestant churches called?
5. What was the “Cold Water Army”?
Read the sections about the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League.
6. Which two famous “suffragettes” were also involved with the Temperance Movement?
7. Who was the leader of the Anti-Saloon League?
8. Why did the ASL support the 16th Amendment making an income tax constitutional?
9. What types of propaganda did the ASL put forth during the years leading up to World War I?
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Go back to the top of the screen and click on “Prohibition Nationwide.” This will take you to a
map. Click on the bottle depicted in the Pacific Northwest.
Watch the video entitled, “The Good Bootlegger” about Roy Olmstead and his Pacific NW
10. What was Roy Olmstead’s job?
11. After being convicted of bootlegging alcohol & losing his job, what did Olmstead decide to do?
12. From which country did Olmstead and his employees get the alcohol?
13. What were some of the ways in which Olmstead and his employees distributed the alcohol?
14. How did Olmstead deal with law enforcement and locally elected officials?
Close out the video and click the button that says “Timeline” and scroll to the 1920s
15. On what date was the 18th Amendment ratified?
16. In 1926, what was the infamous mobster Al Capone accused of doing?
17. What happened on February 14, 1929?
18. What happened in October,1929?
19. When was the 21st Amendment (repeal of prohibition) ratified?
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Go back to the top and click on “Unintended Consequences”
Read and answer these questions.
20. Describe the economic impacts of Prohibition. Give two specific examples from the reading.
21. What were some of the loopholes that existed under the Volstead Act?
22. What was the greatest consequence of Prohibition?
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