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21st Amendment

The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is a crucial piece of legislation that has had a significant impact on American history. Ratified on December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment effectively repealed the 18th Amendment, which had prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol in the United States.

prohibition cartoon by Granger

18th Amendment

The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified on January 16, 1919, prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors within the United States. This amendment was the culmination of a long-standing temperance movement in America, which sought to eliminate the harmful effects of alcohol on society.

Prohibition protest

The Webb-Kenyon Act

The Cullen-Harrison Act, also known as the Beer-Wine Revenue Act, was a significant piece of legislation in the history of the United States. Signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, the act legalized the sale and consumption of beer and wine with an alcohol content of 3.2% or less.

Last Call before Prohibition began

The Volstead Act

The Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act, was a law passed by the United States Congress on October 28, 1919. This act provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment. The act was named after Congressman Andrew Volstead of Minnesota, who chaired the committee that drafted the legislation.