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The Eighteenth and Twenty-first Amendments : alcohol, prohibition, and repeal
Lucas, Eileen.
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Publication Information:
Springfield, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, [1998]

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128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses the political and social aspects of the Eighteenth Amendment prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, as well as the repeal of that law with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment.
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Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.5 4.0 21059.
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KF3919 .L83 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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-- Brings the constitutional amendments to life through the use of personal stories and examples.-- Supports a United States government curriculum and brings history into a contemporary context.

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Gr. 7^-12. At the height of the politically tumultuous Reconstruction years, Congress passed the Fifteenth Amendment barring previous condition of servitude as a reason for states to deny the vote to black males. Many states would go on, of course, to find other reasons to deny suffrage to freed slaves and their descendants, and some methods of denying voting and other rights became included among the most heinous chapters of racism in the nation's history. By 1919 the long-standing temperance movement had gathered enough force--and was then bolstered by anti-brewery (German) sentiment and the need to conserve grain for the war effort--for the Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition, to pass. The only amendment to be later repealed, Prohibition ushered in an intensifying national debate about its effectiveness as illegal trade in liquor began to flourish. These titles in the Constitution series provide rich detail, ample quotes and anecdotes, and engaging explanations of the developments behind the amendments. Students will find both books extremely useful in researching constitutional issues. Black-and-white photos, some of poor quality, along with a bibliography, source notes, and the Constitution append each book. Banfield's text includes a glossary as well. --Anne O'Malley