Alcohol Prohibition Information
ProhibitionAlcohol Prohibition as a U. S. policy started in 1920 in order to try and deal with alcohol-related social issues on a national scale. In fact, alcohol prohibition in the United States started much earlier. In 1629, the Virginia Colonial Assembly put forth some rules on excessive drinking, "Ministers shall not give themselves to excess in drinkinge, or riott, or spending their tyme idellye day or night." In 1633, the Plymouth Colony ruled that the sale of spirits "more than 2 pence worth to anyone but strangers just arrived" would be prohibited.
Because the temperance movement taught that alcohol was a poison, it insisted that school books never mention the contradictory fact that alcohol was commonly prescribed by physicians for medicinal and health purposes.
Temperance Leader Lucius Manlius Sargent tried to get secondarty schools, colleges and universities to eleminate all references to alcoholic beverages in ancient Greek and Latin texts.
Because the temperance movement taught that drinking alcohol was sinful, it was forced to confront the contrary fact that Jesus drank wine. Its solution was to insist that Jesus drank grape juice rather than wine.
1849 to 1851
1840's and 1850's
Congress officially adopted the 21st Amendment to the Constitution repealing Prohibition on December 5, 1933.
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Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
[A Psalm of Thanksgiving.] Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
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