Prohibition Facts

Between 1850 and 1860, during the height of prohibition, beer production tripled from 37 million gallons in 1850 to more than 100 million gallons in 1860. This era of prohibition, unlike the constitutionally mandated Prohibition of 1920-1933, was on state-by-state basis. As the data show, the laws did little to curb the culture of alcohol consumption that was woven into the tapestry of America since its colonial founding.

One Response to “Prohibition Facts”

  1. Edwin Bonilla Says:

    Creating and sustaining a culture of responsibility rather than stopping this important process is the answer. This applies to the drinking age because what can’t be fixed, binge drinking by university students because of the ageist drinking age, will continue. This will continue unless the drinking age is lowered to 18 with supporting laws and rules to create and sustain a culture of responsibility for young women and young men.