Alcohol and Drinking History in America: A Chronology

The Great Depression

Post-1933.

1934.

1935.

1936.

1937. “The president of the World WomanÂ’s Christian Temperance Union (World WCTU), Ella Boole, praised Adolph Hitler because he gave the beverage concession at last summer's Olympic Village to the Deutscher Frauenbund der Abstinenz (Nazi WCTU), is a total abstainer, [and] supports restaurants which serve no beer."14

1939-1945. Although British and French allied soldiers were given generous alcohol rations, American soldiers were expected to be abstainers.15

1939.

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