Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Utah Repealed Prohibition 75 Years Ago Today
The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was approved by congress on February 20, 1933. It then went to the states to be ratified by constitutional conventions. 36 states needed to pass for the amendment to take affect.
On April 10 of that year, Michigan became the first state to ratify the amendment. The 36th state didn't roll around until December 5.
For those of you unfamiliar with the 21st amendment, it repealed the 18th amendment, which was the prohibition of alcohol.
To be fair, Ohio and Pennsylvania also voted on December 5. Maine was state #37 on Dec 6, and Montana ratified the following August. South Carolina voted against ratification on Dec 4.