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Enforcing Prohibition was becoming expensive and difficult.
And when the country entered the Great Depression, the drinking industry seemed like a promising way to increase revenue and create jobs.
When FDR was elected in 1932, he called for the repeal of Prohibition. The 21st Amendment was ratified in 1933 and ended Prohibition.
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Some states continued to ban the sale of alcohol up until 1966.
The Prohibition led to a rise in "criminal" activity that was targeted at the working and poorer classes. It was also a result of Christianity in America.
Luckily today, America has made a solid recovery from not being able to drink for a decade and the alcohol industry continues to thrive!
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