Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Today Utah Helped End Prohibition

On December 5, 1933,Utah was the final state to repeal Prohibition, putting the ratification of the 21st Amendment into place. Even though Prohibition didn't officially end today many still revere this as a holy day, that helped propel the United States out of the Great Depression.

You may find it interesting to know that it was never illegal to drink during Prohibition. The 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act, the legal measure that included the instructions for enforcing Prohibition, never barred the consumption of alcohol–just making it, selling it, and shipping it for mass production (and consumption).

Please grab glass of whatever you hold dear and hoist one for the proponents of the 21st Amendment.

Cheers!

2 comments:

Nathan said...

This short doc gives a more comprehensive look at Utah's liquor history.

http://www.kued.org/productions/beehive-spirits/

KAGent777 said...

Nathan,

Thanks for sharing that link. I had wanted to catch this when it aired but, not I got to watch it online.

Very interesting stuff. I wish that more people knew their history.

Cheers,
Scott