This lesson explores the issue of immigration and how Americans' attitude toward immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries became linked with Prohibition. Students view video clips from PROHIBITION that explain how the 19th century controversy over immigration merged with the anti-saloon sentiment of the temperance movement. They then work in interest groups examining several pieces of proposed legislation and decide whether to support or reject.
Prohibition: Immigration and Prohibition
Subject Social Studies — US History
Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan