In 1919 , Congressed passed the Volstead Act, which
was a way to
2) Eliminate drunkenness,
3) Get rid of saloons, and
4) Prevent absenteeism,
to provide a system for enforcing the 18th Amendment.
The 18th Am endm w proposed by
Congress Decem ber 18, 19 , ratified in
January 16, 19 . In 1920, the 18th
Am endm took effect. This Am
ent endm ent
outlaw the m
ed aking, selling, transporting,
importing or exporting of alcoholic beverages
in the U.S.
18th Amendment repealed in its entirely in 1933 by 21st Amendment.
Andrew Volstead was the chairman
of House Judiciary Committee.
He was known as the “Father of
He wrote the National Prohibition
Act which referred as the Volstead
He was defeated shortly after
Prohibition was imposed.
Who were for…
Factory owners strongly supported the movement
because of the new work habits that were required for
industrial workers ( during the 19th century, worker were
allowed to drink on the job as a way of dealing with the
tedium of long work hours)
Women were strongly behind the temperance
movement, for alcohol was seen as the destroyer of
families and marriages. Men would spend their money
on alcohol, leaving women with no money to provide for
Very few people followed the act
It was widely ignored(especialy in large
cities), but liquor was no longer made in the
How would people obtain it?
Bootleggers were originally drinkers who hid
flasks in their boots.
Now they were suppliers of illegal alcohol.
How would they supply it?
Were devices used to produce alcohol, but other
suppliers would smuggle it from other countries
Were bars that operated illegally
There were 7 speakeasies and over 4,000 bootleggers in
Washington DC alone
Customers could not just go in, they were usually guard and
had hidden entrances, and may need a membership card.
1. When did the Volstead Act pass by Congress?
2. When was the 18th Amendment repealed?
3. What Amendment replaced the 18th Amendment?
4. Who is Andrew Volstead and what does he do?
5. What are the reasons factor owners and women were for the act?
6. Was the Act overall followed or ignored?
7. Originally, Bootleggers were____.
A. Latino selling DVD's
B. Drunks who hid flasks in their boots.
C. Kids who would drink liquor
8. True or False
The act were largely followed in big cities.
Write three to four sentences describing the two pictures.
We will be doing an experiment by using two of the goggles.
These goggles are call B.A.C ( Blood Alcohol Content) or a Fatal Vision
The legal limit in CA is .08
Students will get in a line.
There are daytime goggle or nighttime goggle, choose one.
Then they will walk straight following the line.
Students who walk straight without getting out of the line will stand by in the left side
when others will stand in the right.
During the time alcohols were banned. Many men claimed that they can take care of
their children. Do you really think you can take care of the baby like this? They
spends most of their time at work drink and most of their money were spend on
alcohol instead of the families.
Even though the Prohibition didn't work out because people were still selling alcohols
illegally but Prohibition was introduced. People began to think about the effects that
alcohol could cause. For ex. like today, we have law that stated you can't drive when
you are drunk.
The whole purpose of this experiment is to show how dangerous it is to be drunk
because you don't even know what you doing