BEHIND THE NAME
From 1920 to 1933 the manufacturing, transportation, importing, exporting and sale of alcohol was illegal or restricted by the 18th Amendment. This caused an explosion of crime and competition, which overloaded our courts and prisons. People were outraged. During the 1932 Presidential Election, Franklin Delano Roosevelt made his platform about repealing Prohibition and in doing so,won by a landslide. On December 5, 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified and made alcohol legal again.