Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution; 79 Years Ago!

Prohibition was in place from 1920 to 1933.

The consumption of alcohol overall went down by half in the 1920s; and it remained below pre-Prohibition levels until the 1940s.

The Repeal of Prohibition in the United States was accomplished

with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5, 1933; 79 years ago. As with any Amendment to the Constitution, it had to be ratified by the states. Each state had one vote. It was a close vote, and the states that were on the fence agreed to vote for the repeal only if regulation and enforcement was handed over from the federal government to the individual states. And that is why today, each state has its own set of rules and regulations governing the manufacturing, distribution and sales of alcohol.