The 18th Amendment and Volstead Act

The 18th Amendment and Volstead Act

Author: Ruben Contreras

Standard: 11.5.3 - "Students analyze the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920's" - "Examine the passage of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and the Volstead Act (Prohibition).

Objective - Students will be able to evaluate the implications of the Volstead Act on society in the United States in the 1920's by examining the implications of the 18th amendment.

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Speak EasyIndividuals would gather in secret places to consume alcohol, these places were called speakeasies Dumping of AlcoholWhen Prohibition was first enacted in 1920, saloons, bars, and clubs were all made to get rid of their alcohol.

History.com Article on Prohibition

Short Answer Question

Now that you have explored the article, watched the video, and answered the multiple choice questions on Prohibition, I want you to discuss in no less than a paragraph if you believe that Prohibition on the use of Marijuana in todays society would have the same effect it did on Alcohol in the 1920's.

-Write up your answers in a word document and print it out.  Answers due in class on Friday 9/30/17