80 Years Since Repeal of Prohibition
12/04/2013 - 06:30 AM | by NewarkPulse

80 Years Since Repeal of Prohibition

December 5, 1933 marks the passage of the 21st amendment of the United States Constitution repealing prohibition. As per wikipedia, "In 1919, the requisite number of state legislatures ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, enabling national prohibition one year later. Many women, notably members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, were pivotal in bringing about national Prohibition in the United States, believing it would protect families, women, and children from the effects of alcohol abuse."

"In 1932 the Democratic Party's platform included a plank for the repeal of Prohibition, and Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for president of the United States promising repeal of federal Prohibition laws.... On March 22, 1933 FDR authorized the sale of 3.2 percent beer (thought to be too low an alcohol concentration to be intoxicating) and wine. ... In 1933 state conventions ratified the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed Prohibition. The Amendment was fully ratified on December 5, 1933. Federal laws enforcing Prohibition were then repealed."

Tomorrow we celebrate 80 years since the Repeal of Prohibition!
 

Celebrate Locally!

Hell's Kitchen - will be doing moonshine drink specials all night ($6 drinks, $4 shots) and their Thursday vaudeville Show with live performances and DJ's.

27 Mix - will do their daily Happy Hour ALL day, which includes $3 drafts, $4 House wine & Well drinks




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