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  • Drinking age in Maine

    Drinking age in Maine

    The state of Maine allows for the consumption of alcohol on private, non alcohol-selling premises, with parental consent. There was no known drinking age in Maine before Prohibition. The data is scant and empty on it. The legal drinking age after Prohibition was 21. It was lowered to 20 in

     
  • Drinking age in Kansas

    Drinking age in Kansas

    There was no verifiable drinking age before Prohibition in Kansas really. The drinking age was changed to 18 after Prohibition was repealed. It remained at 18 after the passage of the 26th Amendment. It was raised to 21 in 1985. The legal drinking age now is 21. However, anyone that’s

     
  • Drinking age in Iowa

    Drinking age in Iowa

    The alcohol laws in the United States have gone through several changes over the years. They have gone up and down through several fluctuations and alterations since before Prohibition even. Each state has a different history. Every state has its own unique story on alcohol minimum drinking age. There was

     
  • Drinking age in Puerto Rico

    Drinking age in Puerto Rico

    The legal drinking age is 18 in Puerto Rico. It is 18 for most of the South American and Central American countries. The legal drinking age is 18 in most parts of the world, but it is sort of strange that it is 21 in the United States. If you

     
  • Drinking age in Hawaii

    Drinking age in Hawaii

    The drinking age in Hawaii is just like it is in the rest of the United States, 21. Hawaii is not a separate country or nation. It is one of the fifty states of the United States. There are no separate drinking laws for Hawaii that are different from those

     
  • Drinking age in Wisconsin

    Drinking age in Wisconsin

    Most teenagers are unaware that the legal age to drink in most places in America was 18. That only makes sense because the age of majority was lowered to 18 with the 26th Amendment to the Constitution. The legal minimum age was lowered in about 30 states to 18 in

     
  • Drinking age in Texas

    Drinking age in Texas

    While most teenagers, and even some Americans, think that the drinking age has always been 21 in this country, that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, it was drunk driving fatalities that spurred Congress to act, and they passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984. This law

     
  • Drinking age in New York

    Drinking age in New York

    The New York legal drinking age used to be 19, but the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 coerced the state into raising its drinking level to 21, or else it would have lost 10% of its highway construction funds. The New York Legislature raised the age to drink

     
  • Drinking age in Louisiana

    Drinking age in Louisiana

    It didn’t always used to be the case that the minimum drinking age all across the U.S. was 21 years, but that happened because Congress sort of coerced all the states into conforming with their 21-year-old stipulation in the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. Many people considered it a violation

     
  • Drinking age in Las Vegas

    Drinking age in Las Vegas

    Every teenager on vacation in Las Vegas wants to know what the drinking age is. They also want to know what the gambling age is. Heck, they just want to have a good time. Can you blame them? The age of majority in this country is 18, but the age

     
  • Drinking age in Florida

    Drinking age in Florida

    Every kid wants to know when he can drink in Florida, especially with Spring Break and all the parties. They want to know when they can have a good time and get some lovin’ on the beach, which drinking helps to procure for them too. However, since 1984, all the

     
  • Drinking age in California

    Drinking age in California

    The U.S. drinking laws are a subject of contention. They were generally 21, but changed when the majority age was lowered with the 26th amendment to 18. Then, the drinking ages in most of the states were lowered to match up with the new majority age. This only seemed right

     
  • Drinking age in Wyoming

    Drinking age in Wyoming

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was a big deal for people. The reason it was such a huge deal was because there were people from all over the United States who were against a higher drinking age at 21. They thought it would be better to have a drinking

     
  • Drinking age in West Virginia

    Drinking age in West Virginia

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was the last word on the legal public purchase and possession age in the nation. Never since Prohibition had there been such a big law connected to the public purchase and possession of alcohol. While Prohibition made it illegal completely for everyone, this law

     
  • Drinking age in Washington State

    Drinking age in Washington State

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act really changed the game as far as the public purchase and possession age in the nation. It was then that the drinking age really changed for good. Before that, each of the 50 states had set their own drinking age. Other than that, Prohibition

     
  • Drinking age in Virginia

    Drinking age in Virginia

    It was a difficult time in American politics when the national minimum age for the public purchase and possession of alcohol was set at 21. It was three years older than the age of majority, and a lot of people were pretty rankled about that. It was hard enough to

     
  • Drinking age in Vermont

    Drinking age in Vermont

    It’s kind of strange to think about, but the National Minimum Drinking Age Act made the legal age for the public possession and purchase of alcohol at 21, but the age before that was whatever the different states had set it at. That meant, prior to the passage of the

     
  • Drinking age in Utah

    Drinking age in Utah

    It was a unique period in national history when the National Minimum Drinking Age Act passed. It was one of the first times since Prohibition that alcohol was made illegal for large groups of people. The large groups of people being addressed this time were people who were under the

     
  • Drinking age in Tennessee

    Drinking age in Tennessee

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act really changed the way that this country treated alcohol purchase and possession. It didn’t say anything about the age for alcohol consumption though. That’s why several of the states have different ages for alcohol consumption, or at least they have exceptions to the 21-year-old

     
  • Drinking age in South Dakota

    Drinking age in South Dakota

    It wasn’t since Prohibition that the nation had seen such a draconian law against alcohol possession and purchase as the National Minimum Drinking Age Act put forth. There were several laws in place in the 50 states that stipulated certain exceptions for the drinking age. Furthermore, before the passage of

     
 
 
 
 
 
 

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