April 7 is a day celebrated nationally by beer lovers as a big anniversary near the end of Prohibition in 1933, when legal beer sales returned in the United States for the first time in 13 years.
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What does Barack Obama have in common with George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson? All four presidents will go down in history as loving their beer, as well as their country.
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 However, the 18th Amendment, which made Prohibition the law of the land, had a short shelf life, since it was repealed in the early 1930s.
On December 5, 1933, three states voted to repeal Prohibition, putting the ratification of the 21st Amendment into place. But did Prohibition really end on that fateful day?
The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment in 1919, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.