Monday, April 7, 2008

A Great Day in American History

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the modification of the Volstead Act. Prohibition officially ended on December 5th, 1933 with the ratification of the 21st amendment. However, 75 years ago today on April 7th, 1933, President FDR ended a national ban on alcohol - one of his great campaign promises.

Congress modified the Volstead Act, allowing sale of 3.2% alcoholic beer, prior to the 21st amendment.  Newly legalized beer was sent to the White House and a toast was done to acknowledge the beginning of the end of prohibition. 

In honor of FDR and this monumental day in the history of this country, take time this evening to raise a cold one during dinner and toast "cheers to beer."

1 comment:

Rob said...

Great post ... month old now. what gives. New blog name: the quintessential month old experience. i expect MORE!