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“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. “~ W.C. Fields

Happy Ratification of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution, everybody. Or in short, repealing Prohibition.

On the 5th of December in 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified and repealed the 18th Amendment of the United States Constitution which was the prohibition of alcohol.

In 1919, the requisite number of legislatures of the States ratified the 18th Amendment to the Federal Constitution, enabling national prohibition one year later.

Many women, notably members of what was called  the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, were pivotal in bringing about national Prohibition in the United States of America, believing it would protect families, women and children from the effects of alcohol abuse.

But to repeal this and get rid of Prohibition, another Amendment had to be voted on and ratified. It is the only Constitutional Amendment to be repealed in its entirety. booze

So congratulations. It is a very historic day. Even though it is not receiving a lot of attention. If it wasn’t for this 21st Amendment, you couldn’t go to a bar, buy beer at the grocery store, or have that glass of wine after each and every meal.

In honor of Prohibition Repealment Day, I think you know what is the best way to celebrate.