United States History
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Prohibition closed down the fifth largest industry
in the U.S. from 1920-1933
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 1314123

Which of the following statements about Prohibition is not accurate?

(A) it became a national law as a result of the passage of the 18th Amendment
(B) urban areas tended to be "wet" (anti-Prohibition), while rural areas tended to be "dry" (pro-Prohibition)
(C) it gained in popularity during the 1920s as Americans saw the benefit to a "dry" America
(D) the Prohibition movement united disparate groups, such as evangelical Christians, the KKK, and industrialists such as Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie
(E) it allowed organized crime to gain strength in many areas

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