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11 Newspaper Front Pages Celebrating The End Of Prohibition And The Return Of Booze

"U.S. Wet Era Begins Today"

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This cartoon displays the opposing platforms of the Republicans and Democrats on the issue of prohibition in the 1932 presidential election. Democrats supported a full repeal while Republicans supported letting states decide.


Franklin Roosevelt ran for president in 1932 on the promise of repealing Prohibition — a promise he kept when the 21st Amendment was ratified on Dec. 5, 1933.


Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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