Ken Burns Classroom

A Nation of Drunkards

Ken Burns Film: Prohibition

Collections: Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

Subject: Civics US History

Grade Level: 7-12

Video Run Time: 6:05

A historical review of alcohol’s influence in America. It is found deep in the nation’s early beginnings and becomes associated with just about every human activity. Consumption of beer gives way to distilled alcohol, creating complications in people’s personal lives.