Tag: Centuries

Liquor in the 20th Century: History of Distilled Spirits Timeline

Liquor in the 20th century underwent major challenges. The biggest was prohibition. During the early 20th century some countries established, and later repealed, prohibition. They included Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States. Referenda to establish prohibition failed in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden.1 This is part of a series Liquor in the …

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Liquor in the 19th Century: History of Distilled Spirits.

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The major event impacting liquor in the 19th century was the growth of a very powerful temperance movement. It began by calling for moderation in consumption. In general, that meant drinking less. This is Part of a Series Liquor in the 20th Century. Liquor in the 19th Century. 18th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor in the …

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Liquor in the 16th century: History of Distilled Spirits Timeline

The development of liquor in the 16th century was slow. The production and distribution of spirits spread very gradual. Spirit drinking was still largely for medicinal purposes throughout most of the sixteenth century.   This is Part of a Series Liquor in the 20th Century. Liquor in the 19th Century. 18th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor …

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Liquor in the 15th Century: History of Distilled Spirits

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The history of liquor in the 15th century was one of gradual advance.      This is Part of a Series Liquor in the 20th Century. Liquor in the 19th Century. 18th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor in the 17th Century. 16th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor in the 15th Century. Earliest History of Liquor. Distilled spirit …

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Alcohol During the Renaissance: 15th & 16th Centuries

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The consumption of alcohol during the Renaissance could be moderate to heavy. However, drunkenness was a sin. The Renaissance (“rebirth”) refers to the period from about 1300 to about 1600. During that time there was a revival of knowledge, art, architecture and science. It began in Italy and spread throughout the rest of Europe in …

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Alcohol in the 17th Century: Age of Discovery

Alcohol in the 17th century had great change. It was the Age of Discovery. European countries were rapidly expanding their exploration of the world. They made not only geographic discoveries, but material discoveries as well.          This is Part of a Series Alcohol in Antiquity. Alcohol among the Greeks and Romans. The …

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Alcohol in the Mid-20th Century: 1934 to 1979

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The story of alcohol in the mid-20th century was tame compared to earlier in the century. Here we look at the period from 1934 to 1979.        This is Part of a Series Alcohol in Antiquity. Greeks and Romans: Alcohol. Alcohol in the Middle Ages. During the Renaissance: Alcohol. Alcohol in the 17th …

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Alcohol in Early 20th Century: Temperance & Prohibition

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Alcohol in early 20th century saw dramatic changes. The growth of the temperance movements developed rapidly. This was both in the U.S. and around the world. Prohibitionists believed that a world without beverage alcohol was an attainable goal. The growth of the Progressive movement in the U.S. was significant. It held that governments could effectively …

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