In 2005, South Dakota launched a new approach to reducing alcohol-impaired and drunk driving. It was spearheaded by the state’s Attorney General at the time, Larry Long. It’s called a 24/7 sobriety program. The problem of drunk driving was enormous. Over one in five residents admitted to having driven while intoxicated. And three of every […]
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Timeline: Alcohol and Drinking History in America
Visit this new timeline to follow the history of alcohol and drinking in the United States of America.
Timeline: World History of Alcohol and Drinking
This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years.
The prospect of the widespread use of powered alcohol has received the attention of a number of states. The potential problems caused by the new product have been unclear and remain controversial. There are a wide variety of concerns. Among many others, it would appear there that it would be very easy to misuse the […]
The U.S. Postal Service will not ship alcohol through the mail. But beer, wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages can be sent through FedEx, UPS, and other private carriers. The restriction apparently results from anti-alcohol sentiment that has continued long after Prohibition was repealed in 1933. Indeed, almost one of every five adults in the […]
Ida B. Wise, who became Ida B. Wise-Smith upon her marriage, was a strong advocate for the prohibition movement. As a young woman she joined the Iowa Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Because of her commitment, determined and effective leadership she steadily advanced through the organizational structure. She served for twenty years as state president […]
Frances Willard (Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard), was born in 1839. Called Frank by her friends, she was sturdy, independent, and very strong willed. She graduated from college in 1859 and 12 years later became president of a women’s college herself. When it merged with Northwestern University, she became dean of women at that institution. She […]
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- The alcohol contents of a regular beer, glass of dinner wine and shot of whiskey or other distilled spirit (80 proof) are all the same. This is alcohol equivalence.
- The U.S. government reports that moderate consumption of alcohol (beer, wine or distilled spirits) improves health and increases longevity.
- Parents have great influence over the choices their children make about alcohol now and in the future.
- Drinking alcohol by students in U.S. middle and high schools has declined to its lowest level in the 36 years that the federal government has surveyed the subject.
- Distilled spirits (whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila, gin, etc.) contain no carbohydrates, no fats of any kind, and no cholesterol. Get the nutrition facts.