The 21st Amendment to the Constitution was certainly popular on this day in 1933, when it was ratifies and end the long national experiment known as Prohibition. Here is what the text actually says.
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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?
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 However, the 18th Amendment, which made Prohibition the law of the land, had a short shelf life, since it was repealed in the early 1930s.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.