The Alcoholic Republic

The Alcoholic Republic

The Alcoholic Republic

In the book ?The Alcoholic Republic?, written by W. J. Rorabaugh, expresses the impact of alcoholism on the first 50 years of American History. . From judges, doctors, women, and children, they all had a taste of the blissful intoxication that America binged on from 1790 to 1840.
Young America was addicted to hard pure spirits, whiskey, rum, gin, and brandy, which to those who know alcohol where 45% alcohol, and in the language of the distillers 90 proof (7). Though the spirits where the most popular, people also drank beer, cider, and wine, but alcohol in general, regardless of its form crossed many dense barriers of the time. The touched the educated elite to the slaves who belonged to them. ?The Founding Fathers, fearful that American Republic would be destroyed in a flood of alcohol ? (6) caused them to take actions. The taverns, which

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