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Alcohol Taxes on Beer, Wine, & Spirits: Federal & State.

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. Also, local governments do so as well. Alcohol taxes at the federal, state, and local levels adds greatly to the retail price of alcohol. Especially for distilled spirits. In fact, …

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Alcohol from 1700 to 1773: US Colonial Period History

  Alcohol from 1700 to 1773 was the end of the Colonial Period in American (US) history. During that time people increased the production of beer, wine, and distilled spirits. Hope you enjoy this timeline! Cir. 1700-1730. Hard cider often served as a currency in the American colonies.1 “Housewives in the northern colonies brewed beer …

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About Your Host: David J. Hanson

The host of this web site is David J. Hanson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology of the State University of New York at Potsdam. Professor Hanson has researched the subject of alcohol and drinking for over 50 years, beginning with his Ph.D. dissertation investigation. Shortly thereafter, he began a continuing series of nation wide studies …

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COVID-19 and Unemployment & Alcohol Related

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The coronavirus pandemic caused serious problems around the world. Many companies and their employees are hit hard. COVID-19 and unemployment were closely connected.  COVID 19 especially threatened restaurants and bars. These had been places where people typically gather in groups.  But social distancing and sheltering in place threatened to destroy such businesses. Trying to survive, …

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Weird Alcohol Laws Across the US (Weird Drinking Laws)

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Weird alcohol laws exist across the US. They often reflect the effects of our long temperance tradition. Many are also a result from conflicting economic interests. For instance, reducing competition. As a result, states, counties, and towns often have conflicting laws.  For instance, some require that the interior of public drinking venue be visible from …

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George Washington Alcohol Quiz (It’s Really Fun! )

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How much do you know about George Washington? Did he wear wooden false teeth? Or throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River? Did he chop down a cherry tree? Test your knowledge of the first president by taking this George Washington Alcohol Quiz. Good luck! George Washington Alcohol Quiz 1. George Washington considered himself primarily: …

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