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A Brief History of Alcohol in America and Underage Consumption

A brief history of Alcohol in America mand underage consumption 1920 Prohibition of alcohol goes national Prohibition became increasingly unpopular during the Great Depresaion Concervative Democrats and Catholics emphasized that repeal would generate enormonE suns of much needed tac revenue and weaken the bace of organized crime. 1933 Prohibition is lifted after 13 qears of increased crimes speak easies and uveglded sales of alcohol 1932-1983 Drinking age varies from tde to state, between the ages of 18 and 21 States apeal for national diking age and alcohol reform aith thoucands of alcohol re- lated deathe anongst minors * 1984 Mational drinking age establiched as 21 án all states States that reficed would re- ceue less funding for date and national highwags - Alcohol uce remains etremely wide- spread among today's teenagers Nearly three quarters of students (72%) have consumed alcohol of more than just a few sips by the end of high school and more than a third (37%) hare done so by eighth grade, Underage drinking costs American tae- payers approximately s619 billion annually Source': SAHSA data from 2005 national Survey on Drug Cke and ttealth 100% I Female Male precentage of americans who have consumed alcohol by age (t least 1 phole drink ) 60 Alcohol Concungtion nearly peaks anong minors before 21, the legal drinking age 21 1984 21Establiched ac national drinking age P Davis Law Group, P.S. A Professional Services Corporation

A Brief History of Alcohol in America and Underage Consumption

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This infographic provides a brief history of alcohol in the U.S, from prohibition in the 1920's to the established drinking age in 1984.


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