As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at the constitutional amendment that repealed Prohibition.
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It was on this day in 1919 that the Constitution gained a new amendment. However, the 18th Amendment, which made Prohibition the law of the land, had a short shelf life, since it was repealed in the early 1930s.
Late on Thursday night, Pennsylvania’ House of Representatives approved a law to end the state’s Prohibition-era monopoly on alcohol sales.
Just in time for the weekend, here’s a look at the winning recipes from the National Constitution Center’s competition challenging Philadelphia mixologists to concoct the “Best ’20s-Inspired Cocktail” in honor of the Center’s acclaimed exhibition, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
The constitutional issue of Prohibition remains alive, in spirit, in Pennsylvania, but the commonwealth’s liquor control system might be under siege from the state’s governor.