Dec 5

Five interesting facts about Prohibition’s end in 1933



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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?



Nov 15

Why the true story of Prohibition matters today



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Bestselling author Daniel Okrent, the curator of our new American Spirits exhibit, talks about the real story of Prohibition and why its central debate is still relevant today.



Nov 6

Five losing candidates who came closest to becoming a president



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President Aaron Burr? Or President Charles Evans Hughes? These men and three other came so close to winning the highest office in the land, but came up just a few votes short.



Nov 5

It’s not over until January 6



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Remember that crying four-year-old who said, “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney”? Her mother soothed her with the promise that “it’ll be over soon, Abbie.” Well, mom was wrong.



Oct 16

Quiz: How much do you know about the days before Prohibition?



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The National Constitution Center’s new “American Spirits” exhibit is open. But can you pass a 10-question quiz about the events that led up to the nation’s craziest decade: the Prohibition era?