SAT Subject US History Practice Question 350: Answer and Explanation
61. Which constitutional amendment represented the ultimate goal of the temperance movement?
A. Sixteenth, creating the income tax
B. Seventeenth, permitting direct popular election of senators
C. Eighteenth, banning the manufacture, sale, or transport of alcoholic beverages
D. Nineteenth, granting women the right to vote
E. Twentieth, changing the first date of a new president's term and setting rules for succession to the presidency
Correct Answer: C
Temperance advocates wanted to ban alcohol throughout the United States. With the Eighteenth Amendment, they appeared to have succeeded.