1933: End of US Alcohol Prohibition- Newsreels featuring 3x Gov of NY Al Smith & highlighting return of businesses

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Prohibition in the US was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, & the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban, as well as defining which "intoxicating liquors" were prohibited. Prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment, on December 5, 1933...

...Two other amendments to the constitution were championed by "dries" to help their cause. The Federal income tax replaced the alcohol taxes that funded the federal government. Also, since women tended to support prohibition, temperance organizations supported women suffrage...

...Al Smith, was elected the 42nd Gov of NY 3 times, and was the(D) U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the foremost urban leader of the efficiency-oriented Progressive Movement, and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s...