News Display: Prohibition Ends
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 12/02/2011
Uploaded: 12/12/2011
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: 21st Amendment, News Display, Prohibition

Description/Abstract: On December 5, 1933 the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, bringing an end to the era of Prohibition. The 18th Amendment banned the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol from 1920-1933, resulting in new questions about morality. In New York City, dubbed "Satan's Seat", alone, bootlegging rose in epic proportions.

Our news display features articles about the battle for Prohibition, effects on society (gangsterism), the pros and cons of the Temperance Movement, and the passing of the 21st Amendment.

For more information see the National Archives, Teaching with Documents: The Volstead Act and Related Prohibition Documents.