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  • "We Want Beer Parade" Vintage Photos - 1932 Prohibition Era Protest in New York City

    12/02/2012 5:56:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Retronaut ^ | May 14, 1932 | Retronaut
    "WE WANT BEER PARADE" It was a sign of the times when the Mayor is the one leading protesters down Fifth Avenue. On May 14, 1932 Jimmy Walker, then the Mayor of New York City, organized a daylong “Beer for Taxation” parade (later known as the “We Want Beer” parade) in objection to the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.
  • Today In History - December 5, 1933 - Prohibition Repealed

    12/05/2006 1:35:07 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 47 replies · 856+ views
    12/05/06
    On this day in 1933, the Blaine Act was passed in Congress. The Blaine Act allowed for the manufacture and sale of 3.2 beer, thus amending the Volstead Act. In 1934, the 18th Amendment was completely repealed by the passage of the 21st Amendment which allowed for full manufacture, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. I thought you all might want to know...