Prohibition Era Dinner Party

Many notable Americans played many roles during the Prohibition era, from government officials and social reformers to bootleggers and crime bosses. Each person had his or her own reasons for supporting or opposing Prohibition. What stances did these individuals take? What legal, moral, and ethical questions did they have to wrestle with? Why were their actions important? And how might a "dinner party" attended by them bring some of these questions to the surface?

This lesson plan was developed in partnership with The Bill of Rights Institute.

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