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HIS 211 - U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present - Textbook

Assignment: The Roaring Twenties

One of the central facets of the Roaring Twenties was Prohibition – the banning of alcohol. Read Percy Andreae, “A Glimpse Behind the Mask” and Richmond Hobson speech supporting Prohibition, then write a paragraph that addresses the following:

In a paragraph for each, answer the following:

  • What did each person see as the motivation behind Prohibition?
  • Can you think of a current issue that looks similar to Prohibition? Compare and contrast the current issue you picked with Prohibition. How are they similar, how are they different?
    • Be prepared to discuss this in class.


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