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January 16, 1920: National Prohibition Begins

Newspaper Headline: Prohibition Sweeps the State!So convinced were they that alcohol was the cause of virtually all crime that, on the eve of Prohibition, some towns actually sold their jails. National Prohibition will last almost 14 years. Curious?

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Think you know all about alcohol? Take this fun alcohol quiz. It's full of alcohol related facts.

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Alcohol Timelines

Alcohol and Drinking History in America Timeline

Visit this timeline to follow the history of alcohol and drinking in the U.S. »

World History of Alcohol and Drinking Timeline

This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years. »

World History of Wine Timeline

Follow the story of wine from its beginnings to the present time. »

History of Liquor: Distilled Spirits Timelines

Considerable disagreement exists over who first developed distillation. »

History of Beer: Timelines throughout History

Is beer older than bread? How long have humans been brewing beer? »

Temperance in America Timeline

Explore temperance in the U.S. from its early origins down to today. »

Prohibition Party – The Oldest Third Party in U.S.

Prohibition Party The Oldest Third Party in U.S. I. Background. The Prohibition Party of the United States began in 1869. Before the Civil War (1861-1865) temperance groups had promoted voluntary abstinence from alcoholic beverages. The  War diverted national attention to more pressing matters. Subsequently, the temperance movement wayned. Moral suasion had proved to be both […]

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Dry Counties Have Higher DWI Fatality Rates

POSTED Dry counties have higher DWI or DUI fatality rates than wet counties. That is, alcohol prohibition or dry counties have higher rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths than do wet counties. Here are the results from three states. There are many examples. Here are three. I. Arkansas A study of all counties in Arkansas found […]

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Alcohol Taxes on Beer, Wine, & Spirits (Liquor): Federal & State

I. Background: Alcohol Taxes.              Governments collect excise taxes on alcohol beverages. That is, on beer, wine, and distilled spirits (liquor). Both the federal government and state governments impose alcohol taxes. Producers, importers, wholesalers and, sometimes, retailers pay excise alcohol taxes. Of course, they pass these these alcohol taxes on […]

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Alcohol on Postage Stamps: Beer, Wine & Spirits

I. Background. Alcohol on postage stamps is a frequent theme. Countries often use postage stamps to promote their products. Of course, a major export of many countries are alcoholic beverages. So it’s natural to see beer, wine and distilled spirits featured on stamps. Spirits drinks incluse rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, etc. For nearly […]

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Effects of Alcohol Advertising

I. Background. What are the effects of alcohol advertising? Does alcohol advertising cause people to begin drinkng or to drink more? Could it cause alcohol abuse? These important questions need answers. And we need research evidence instead of opinions or gut feelings. So, alcohol advertising causes young people to begin drinking. It increases alcohol consumption. […]

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