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 However, the 18th Amendment, which made Prohibition the law of the land, had a short shelf life, since it was repealed in the early 1930s.
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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The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment in 1919, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.
The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.
Late on Thursday night, Pennsylvania’ House of Representatives approved a law to end the state’s Prohibition-era monopoly on alcohol sales.