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Quiz: How much do you know about the days before Prohibition?

October 16, 2012 by NCC Staff


The National Constitution Center’s new “American Spirits” exhibit is now open. But can you pass a 10-question quiz about the events that led up to the nation’s craziest decade: the Prohibition era?


Prohibition became a reality after the 18th Amendment was passed in 1919, which barred the sale, manufacture or transportation of intoxicating spirits in America.


What followed was a wild decade of excess, gangsters, bootleggers, music and fashion, topped off with a historic stock market crash.


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But what caused Prohibition to begin with? Did Americans really need to dry out for 13 years?


Let’s see if you can guess about some key events, and learn some fun facts, about drinking from the days of the Founding Fathers up to the fateful events of 1919!


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