The end of prohibition sparks celebration in 1933

The end of Prohibition


Passed by Congress in 1917 and ratified by 1919, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the manufacture or sale of alcohol within the United States. Enforcement of prohibition proved extraordinarily difficult as organized crime and smuggling rings grew and home-brewing became increasingly popular. In 1933, the 18th amendment was repealed amid much celebration. These images show the end of prohibition in Wisconsin.


Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Brewing and Prohibition
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Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Images.
Citation: The end of Prohibition. Wisconsin Historical Images. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1305; Visited on: 12/21/2014
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