Bet You Didn't Know: Prohibition Era
  • History → American History → Prohibition
  • Social Studies → United States Constitution → 18th Amendment
  • Social Studies → United States Constitution → 21st Amendment

This clip describes the Prohibition era in the United States. It explains the assumptions of Prohibition advocates and the actual negative impact of Prohibition on the United States both economically and socially. It also mentions that it was not actually illegal to consume alcohol during this time period. Finally, it notes that the passing of the 21st amendment was the first time in history that a constitutional amendment (the 18th amendment) had ever been repealed.

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  1. Who were the Drys? What was their goal?
  2. What were the problems of Prohibition?
  3. How did Prohibition affect crime?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    evaluate the impact of Progressive Era reforms, including initiative, referendum, recall, and the pa...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze causes and effects of events and social issues such as immigration, Social Darwinism, eugeni...

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