History of Alcohol in the US

  • 1872

    The Prohibition Party was founded in the U.S. It is the oldest “third party” in the US and has nominated a candidate for president of the US in every election since 1872. Prohibition a period of approximately 13 years of U.S. history in which the manufacture,sale, and transportation of liquor was made illegal.(Prohibitioin,2012)
  • WCTU

    The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) began a successful campaign, under the direction of Mary H. Hunt, to require anti-alcohol education in every state in the U.S. as well as its territories and possessions
  • Statewide

    Mississippi and North Carolina adopted statewide prohibition.
  • 1920

    First Prohibition was passed.
    The first Prohibition was a 13 year period in US history when the manufacture, sale, and the transperation of liqor became illegal. However there was no law against drinking liquor during the prohibition. Many Americans found these loopholes.
  • Prohibition cancelled

    Prohibition cancelled
    The ban of seeling, manufacturing, and importing alcohol was cancceled. The Twenty-first Amendment does not prevent states from restricting or banning alcohol; instead, it prohibits "transportation or importation" of alcohol in "any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States" "in violation of the laws thereof", thus allowing state and local control of alcohol.
  • AA

    Alcoholics Anoynomis is created
  • drinking age

    Legal drinking age in Iowa moved to 19 in 1972.
  • drinking age raised

    drinking age raised
    Legal drinking age was raised to 21 in 1986. From 1976 to 1983, several states voluntarily raised their purchase ages to 19 (or, less commonly, 20 or 21), in part to combat drunk driving fatalities. In 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which required states to raise their ages for purchase and public possession to 21 by October 1986 or lose 10% of their federal highway funds.
  • Drinking and Driving

    Federal law makes it a crime for someone to be at or over .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when driving a vehicle. Blood alcohol content is usually expressed as a percentage of alcohol (generally in the sense of ethanol) in the blood in units of mass of alcohol per volume of blood or mass of alcohol per mass of blood, depending on the country
  • Hazard

    The largest brewer in the U.S. announced that it would stop producing caffeinated alcoholic beverages under pressure from 11 state attorneys general who believed that it constituted a health hazard