SAT Subject US History Practice Question 393: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 393

14. Prohibition had all the following effects EXCEPT:

A. People formed organizations to lobby for its repeal.
B. Organized crime and violence escalated.
C. The terms "speakeasy" and "bathtub gin" were added to the language.
D. People in the United States stopped buying, selling, and drinking alcoholic beverages.
E. The FBI established a department of operatives who investigated only Prohibition-related crimes.

Correct Answer: D


Prohibition had many effects, but it never succeeded in its intended effect of stopping people in the United States from buying, selling, or drinking alcoholic beverages. It simply made their behavior illegal. However, Prohibition did reduce alcohol consumption in the United States.

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