Mrs. Ruland's U.S. History Class Project
Throughout the history of the United States, alcohol was targeted as one of the contributors to the downfall of society. In the later half of the temperance movement, groups formed in order to aid the prohibition campaign. Such groups included the Prohibition party, created in 1869, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, started in 1874, and the Anti-Saloon League of 1893. All of these groups were created in hopes of one day banning alcohol consumption. This dream became a reality when the eighteenth amendment was passed in 1919, followed later by the Volstead Act, which gave the amendment its teeth. Despite efforts to enforce this law, people still consumed alcohol. Because of this, the ban was later lifted at the end of the 1920s.
From this web site you can find different information on why the United States was pulling for Prohibition. There is also information on the women’s crusade, the brewing industry, and political cartoons in favor of prohibition. This is a very well organized web site made by the Ohio state college.
This web site gives valuable information on prohibition. It includes primary documents with statements of those who supported prohibition and includes an overview of what was happening and why prohibition occurred. It also provides links to other cites that deal with prohibition.
This web site is very well organized with tabs for information as well as photos. The information includes both dates and definitions in several areas. However, this site has some questionable reliability.
This is a good web site for information on prohibition. However, it is limited in the amount of information you can find. This is because most of the facts are dealing specifically with Ohio. However, you can learn about the effects of prohibition on the people and citizens of the area. The information is attributed to Ohio State University.
This web site discusses the Volstead Act which enforced the 18th amendment to ban alcohol. This site includes actual documents such as the 18th amendment and the Volstead Act as well as others. It gives a detailed overview of the Volstead Act and what it entails.
This web site gives a condensed version of the 18th amendment and a background on the 18th amendment. It also gives information on Andrew Volstead and has pictures.
If you are looking for a web site that gives a well-rounded look at prohibition, then this is a wonderful site to look at. The information is not as well organized as it could be, however there are still plenty of facts you can learn. It also has the advantage of having a printable page option which is a useful tool for research.
This site takes an in-depth look at the history of prohibition at the end of WWI and during the 1920's. It includes the goals of the Prohibition Act, and also how it was a failure. This source is very reliable and well organized in chronological order.
This is a great web site if you are looking for information on how people reacted to prohibition and how they tried to defy the system. The site is created by a man with a collection of books who compiled the information into one web page.
This is part of a password protected database that most schools have access to. Ask your Media Specialist for assistance. It includes the different sections of the amendment and is a great primary source. This is a very reliable source that is created by the American Government database.
This web site gives a good amount of information for different aspects of prohibition campaigns. It gives an overview of the topic as well as a document list that provides different peoples arguments for the subject. There is information on the Volstead act and the 18th.The site is also well organized.
Created by: Hannah, Malie, Morgan