HIstory of Alcohol in the United States

  • Alcohol was Brought to America

    The Mayflower brought alcohol when they landed in America.
  • American Temperance Society

    The first Termperance Society is formed in Litchfield, Connecticut to try and reduce alcohol consumption.
  • The Act of 1791

    "Whiskey Tax" put a tax on whiskey in the United States.
  • End of Whiskey Tax

    The Whiskey tax is repealed.
  • New Alcohol Tax

    A new tax on alcohol is made to help pay for the War of 1812.
  • Cocktail

    A New York bartender invents the cocktail.
  • New Tax on Liquor

    Abraham Lincoln makes new tax on liquor to pay for the Civil War.
  • Labeling Laws

    The Pure Food and Drug Act is passed, making all products containing alcohol have the correct labeling.
  • Drinking and Driving

    The first law is made on drunk-driving.
  • Prohibition

    The 18th amendment is passed making the production, sale, and transportation of alcohol illegal.
  • Prohibition is Over

    The Prohibition is repealed but most states make laws that minors under the age of 18 were not allowed to drink
  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Alcoholics Anonymous is created.
  • Drinking and Driving Over .08

    Federal law makes it a crime for someone to be at or over .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when driving a vehicle.