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The Origins of the Dry Law: Why was the Prohibition of Alcoholic Beverages Popularised?

The Origins of the Dry Law: Why was the Prohibition of Alcoholic Beverages Popularised?

The Origins Of The Dry Law: Why Was The Prohibition Of Alcoholic Beverages Popularised?

We Peruvians are familiar with the concept contained in the so-called dry law, a rule that usually required When some official activities are carried out in the national territory, as in elections, census, among other contexts in which it may be applied, as governed by the authorities of the country.

To better understand its definition, we understand that it is a prohibition that regulates access to alcoholic beverages, whether for purchase or consumption. And that it has a duration. During this period, establishments may put these products on sale. Failure to comply with the mandate can result in fines or jail time.

This measure has no origin in our region, so to explain its origins we have to turn to North America, right around the year 1908 in Canada. It is estimated that, with the advent of the 20th century, Prince Edward Island would have it. The region has been the first to announce restrictions related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

On Sunday, October 2, Peruvians returned to the polls to elect their regional and district officials. (TVperu)

Each country, according to its reality, had its own reasons for adopting this ban. in most cases it was Generate proper self-regulation and control. The drinking rate increased radically, and although this allowed the economy to flow, negative effects were observed in other aspects of citizens’ health as well, for example, violence and diseases.

To meet the demand, so-called “black markets” appeared, offering these liquids illegally and in secret locations.

One of the most commented on events in history was the appearance of dry law in the United States. This was the eighteenth amendment of the constitution, which was supported by? Anti-alcohol activist. The message was clear, they wanted a country that did not fall into addictions and aspired to be an example to other nations. The religious community was another powerful promoter for consolidating operations in the area.

The Origins Of The Dry Law: Why Was The Prohibition Of Alcoholic Beverages Popularised?

Knowing that there was already a Canadian restricted market, the border became a point to buy these drinks illegally. Although expression against it bore some fruit, such as independence in the decision to end its consumption, other figures emerged who attempted to address the needs.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented himself to the Americans as the champion of change. With support from his side, he legalized beer by March 1933.

Dry Law and Religious Expressions. In 1920 the Prohibition Act was promulgated, which was interpreted as the total elimination of all products containing alcohol, but with a few exceptions, among them, Liturgical wines of Catholic priests and Jewish rabbis.

By 1873, the anti-alcohol movement had formed, with women being the main drivers, working closely with Dr. Dio Lewis, who publicly showed their support. A year later, the woman joined forces with Christian Temperance Union leader Frances Willard, becoming one of the most important figures of the late 19th century.

The Origins Of The Dry Law: Why Was The Prohibition Of Alcoholic Beverages Popularised?

Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933, with an outright ban on the opening of bars—mostly illegal—as well as businesses offering alcoholic beverages in many states.

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