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Document for December 5th:
Presidential Proclamation 2065 of December 5, 1933, in which President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the Repeal of Prohibition.


Presidential Proclamation 2065 of December 5, 1933, in which President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the Repeal of Prohibition., 12/05/1933 (National Archives Identifier: 299967); Series: Presidential Proclamations, 1791 - 1991; General Records of the United States Government, 1778 - 1992 ; Record Group 11; National Archives.

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, as announced in this proclamation from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment of January 16, 1919, ending the increasingly unpopular nationwide prohibition of alcohol.

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