Essay on Alcohol Service Must Stop at 4:00am in Nys

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NAME: RAZZ ACIZ CRN: PAD 700-05 TOPIC: ALCOHOL SERVICE AT BARS MUST STOP BY 4:00AM IN NEW YORK STATE.

Alcoholic beverages regulation in the United States emerged from the standards established in the United Kingdom. It all started with the regulation of prices to prevent inflation, down to the aspects of managing consumption and labor discipline. Such pattern continued to be the focus of regulations within the United States from the Fifteenth century to early twentieth century regulations on saloons, which are often seen as meeting centers for labor unions. Back then was the belief that drinking and entertainment were an obvious impediment to a longer, more regular working week and the
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But it was America's entry into World War I that made Prohibition seem so patriotic. Based on what was needed during the war, the reformers argued that the grains needed to distill alcohol were needed as food and were in short supply, coupled with the fact that most of the breweries then were owned by German Americans who were perceived as alien enemies. By December 1917, the Congress passed the 18th Amendment and within a month later, the partial prohibition to conserve grain for the war effort was instituted. Then on November 18, 1918, the congress passed the wartime Prohibition Act which banned the manufacture and sale of beer and alcoholic beverages with more than 2.75% alcoholic content. The Act came into effect on June 30, 1919. The ratification of the 18th amendment was in January 1919 but would become effective on January 17, 1920. It should be noted that while the National Prohibition was being defended as a war measure many ethnic Americans still viewed beer or wine drinking as an integral part of their culture, not as a vice. The legislation was interpreted by many brewers as banning the manufacture and sale, but not the possession, consumption, or transportation of alcoholic beverages. So they believed that the ban would not apply to beer and wine. Unfortunately, the Congress was controlled by the reformers, who proposed a total ban on alcohol. Within a year after the

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