Repeal Day is held on December 5. United States. This event in the first decade of the month December is annual. Help us
In 1920, following passage of the Constitution's 18th Amendment, the federal government prohibited the making, shipping and sale of alcoholic beverages. December 5, 1933 is Repeal Day, the day Prohibition ended. The day marked the ratification of the 21st Amendment, but it really marked the end of a national fever that gripped this country for more than a decade.
Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, authorized the sale of 3.2 percent beer (thought to be too low an alcohol concentration to be intoxicating) and wine, which allowed the first legal beer sales since the beginning of Prohibition on January 16, 1920.
The main reason why alcohol remains legal in the U.S. – despite mounting evidence of the harm it can cause – is that banning it a century ago failed.
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