SAT II US History : Sequence in U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History from 1899 to the Present

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II US History

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Example Questions

Example Question #75 : U.S. Intellectual And Cultural History

What was the name given to the social movement to eliminate the consumption of alcohol in the 19th and early 20th century?

Possible Answers:

Volstead Act

Good Neighbor Policy


Temperance Movement

The American Families Movement

Correct answer:

Temperance Movement


The Temperance Movement arose in America as a backlash against the widespread use and abuse of alcohol among American men. It was most consistently supported by women and religious leaders. The movement culminated with the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment, which legally prohibited the sale of alcohol in all US territories. The passage of the Volstead Act wrote the amendment into law. 

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