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  • Drinking age in South Carolina

    Drinking age in South Carolina

    So many people were for the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 that it passed, despite protestations to the contrary that raged across the 50 states. There were several states that were adamantly against the law, and they didn’t want it to happen because they were perfectly happy with

     
  • Drinking age in Rhode Island

    Drinking age in Rhode Island

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was the most significant piece of legislation for the public possession and purchase of alcohol since the passage of Prohibition. There were a wildly different number of approaches and ages for drinking in the various 50 states, but that all changed, at least in

     
  • Drinking age in Pennsylvania

    Drinking age in Pennsylvania

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act set the public possession and purchase age at 21. However, that didn’t say anything about the drinking age. The different states have all set up their own drinking ages with various exceptions. For example, some states have ok’s when their parents give consent or

     
  • Drinking age in Oregon

    Drinking age in Oregon

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was a real game-changer. All the 50 states had to change their public possession and purchase ages to be higher at 21. However, some states already had it at 21. There were a number of states that didn’t have high public possession and purchase

     
  • Drinking age in Oklahoma

    Drinking age in Oklahoma

    Each of the 50 states made their own rules regarding underage alcohol consumption. However, the new minimum public possession and purchase age was 21. It applied to all the 50 states across the whole country. It was the new law, and it applied nationally, and it was a part of

     
  • Drinking age in Ohio

    Drinking age in Ohio

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was a big law in American history, and not since Prohibition had such a serious law been passed in regards to public possession and purchase of alcohol. For tens of millions of people, it was an effective Prohibition, and alcohol public possession and purchase

     
  • Drinking age in North Dakota

    Drinking age in North Dakota

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was a huge thing for many people. It was sort of like Prohibition, but it only applied to people who were 20 years of age or younger. However, the law specifically stated that those who were under the age of 21 could not publicly

     
  • Drinking age in North Carolina

    Drinking age in North Carolina

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act set the age for public purchase and possession of alcohol in North Carolina at 21. However, that didn’t say anything about the drinking age there. The drinking age was flexible, and it could be set by the states. Each state has their own rules

     
  • Drinking age in New Mexico

    Drinking age in New Mexico

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act changed a whole lot for people. It really reshaped the American landscape as far as drinking. Public possession and purchase of alcohol was now only limited to people who were aged 21 and older. This rankled a lot of people, and there were several

     
  • Drinking age in New Jersey

    Drinking age in New Jersey

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was a big deal for many of the states, many of which had had lower drinking ages prior to its passage. Most of the states had actually kept their drinking ages from when the 26th Amendment passed, which set the age of majority at

     
  • Drinking age in New Hampshire

    Drinking age in New Hampshire

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was a game-changer for the public possession and purchase of alcohol in the United States. It set a minimum age of 21 across all the 50 states. The 50 states had to comply, or they would lose 10% of their federal highway

     
  • Drinking age in Nevada

    Drinking age in Nevada

    Nevada is a state that’s known for its liberal attitude toward gambling and prostitution. However, does the liberal attitude extend to the drinking age? What exceptions does the state make to the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984? Well, it turns out that no states make exceptions to the

     
  • Drinking age in Nebraska

    Drinking age in Nebraska

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 was a key, pivotal point in American history regarding the drinking age. It wasn’t since Prohibition in 1919 that there was a universal, overarching drinking limitation or restriction applied to all the 50 states. The law stipulated that states had to increase

     
  • Drinking age in Montana

    Drinking age in Montana

    Before the passage of Prohibition, and before the passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age, each state used to be able to set their own drinking age laws. After Prohibition was repealed, for example, the states each set their own drinking ages. With the passage of the 26th Amendment, they

     
  • Drinking age in Missouri

    Drinking age in Missouri

    Each of the 50 states used to have their own drinking ages. However, that all changed with the passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1983. That law forced all the states to bring up their minimum drinking ages to 21 or chance losing 10% of their highway

     
  • Drinking age in Mississippi

    Drinking age in Mississippi

    Every state used to have their own drinking ages that they picked. However, all that changed with the passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act. All the 50 states had to choose to bring their drinking age to 21, or stand the chance of losing 10% of their highway

     
  • Drinking age in Minnesota

    Drinking age in Minnesota

    Minnesota is a state with its own exceptions to the drinking age. There is a national drinking age in the United States because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, and it was passed in 1983. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed in response to the national fervor

     
  • Drinking age in Michigan

    Drinking age in Michigan

    Every state used to set their own drinking age. There were vastly different ages across all the 50 states. It was only during Prohibition that alcohol was barred under all circumstances. It was then after Prohibition that the different states set their own drinking ages. Before Prohibition, there were very

     
  • Drinking age in Massachusetts

    Drinking age in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts is one of 50 states in the union that all have a minimum drinking age of just 21. However, it’s not fair or normal to a lot of people. Let’s explore that. Before 1983, all states could set their own drinking ages. It wasn’t until the National Minimum Drinking

     
  • Drinking age in Maryland

    Drinking age in Maryland

    The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed in response to all of the drunk driving fatalities that were occurring with people were 18 to 21 in the country. There was a national outcry to do something about the devastation that drunk driving accidents were causing, and the national law

     
 
 
 
 
 
 

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