Did you hear they are going to repeal the 18th Amendment?
Ain't this grand we don't have to hide any more!
Yes! Thanks to Sen. John J. Blaine.
The Change in America
Thank you Senator John Blaine for submitting you've our of the 21st amendment. It passed! All of us American adults are happy to have our right back.
The 21st amendment was introduced in 1919 and was ratified on December 5, 1933. This amendment was passed because the 18th amendment (Prohibition on alcohol) failed. This amendment is the only amendment to repeal a prior amendment.
The 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment. People did not agree with the 18th amendment, so they would bootleg the system and make illegal distribution efforts. Sen. John J. Blaine drafted a 21st amendment to be submitted to the states for possible ratification. Prior to the 21st amendment adults illegally drank alcohol in hidden saloons called speakeasies.
It was not very difficult for the amendment to pass. The Americans living at the time of the amendments proposal felt happy about the 18th amendment being repealed. Life in America changed after the amendment was ratified. Taxes were added to alcohol, increased exports and offered many jobs. I think this amendment was necessary because it was a financial comeback from the stock market crash of 1929.