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Unit 4 Part 2

Prohibition, Women's Suffrage, 1927 Flood

What is a Progressive? someone who wanted to see positive changes for all people
What is prohibition? the banning of the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol
Which amendment established prohibition? 18th
What is women's suffrage? movement to extend the right to vote to women
Which amendment gave women the right to vote? 19th
Why did people push for prohibition? blamed society's problems on liquor and believed banning would make things better
Who was the Women's Christian Temperance Union? an organization that was big in the fight FOR prohibition
Was North Louisiana for or against prohibition? for; Protestant faith in the north strongly supported it
How did South Louisiana feel about prohibition? they were more open to ignoring the laws; against it
How did the women of Louisiana compare to others when it came to women's suffrage? they were more conservative
Crevasses are.... breaks in the levee
What was the cause of the 1927 flood? heavy rains and melting snow
What damage was caused by the flood? millions of acres of land flooded, over 200, 000 people were killed, and thousands were left homeless
Who helped those affected? Red Cross and local volunteers
Levees were blasted(dynamite) south of New Orleans in order to.... relieve stress on the levees and to keep New Orleans from flooding
Created by: mzeringue1



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