LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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Actually, a dry law or Prohibition refers to a restriction of ALL
use of alcohol except for medical purposes. It is not restricted to
"driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a drug" or "driving while
Prohibition was a noble experiment in the USA that helped finance and start organized crime. The father of John F Kennedy has been accused of being a bootlegger (smuggler/manufacturer of contraband alcohol). I have read that he had a shipload of alcohol from the UK off the coast of the USA awaiting the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Can you imagine the profit he made? A significant quantity of alcohol during Prohibition was manufactured in Canada and brought across the border into the USA, sometimes across frozen sections of the St. Lawrence Seaway or came in from Mexico.
Related to dry laws and Prohibition are blue laws that forbid certain activities on Sundays. In 1617, for example, all people were required to attend church on Sundays. The sale of alcohol may be prohibited on Sundays in some areas.
You may be interested in reading www.dumblaws.com.
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