Monday, December 5, 2011

Repeal of Prohibition

On this day, December 5, in 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the long national nightmare officially was officially over. The 21st Amendment to the U.S Constitution was ratified and Prohibition was over.


Photo courtesy of the National Archives.

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, but FDR simultaneously called for the outlaw of saloons:

    http://beerinbaltimore.blogspot.com/2011/12/lost-in-anniversary-of-repeal-of.html

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  2. If you ever visit the Yuengling plant in PA, you'll see the history of how they survived prohibition making root beer. I find that just fascinating.

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