History Highlights

October 9, 2015

Mr. McConnell’s American History class has been studying the decade of the Roaring Twenties.  Prohibition was one of the most unique aspects of this time.  Prohibition in the United States, also known as The Noble Experiment, was the period from 1920 to 1933. During this time, the sale, manufacturing and transportation of alcohol for consumption was banned nationally as mandated in the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The final activity for the students was to create a slide show presentation of an important individual who had an impact on Prohibition.  The presentations covered three different types of people.  The categories included people that started the temperance movement, the bootleggers who broke the law, and the special law agents who enforced Prohibition. 

Each student researched one of the twenty-nine individuals selected by Ken Burns in his special mini-series  “Prohibition.” These individuals had the biggest impact on the events of that era.   Students also created and presented a slide show using the key facts and pictures found in their research.