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National Repeal Day 2018: History, Amendments, Party and Celebrations

National Repeal Day 2018: History, Amendments, Party and Celebrations: National Repeal Day is celebrated today on 5th December every year in US, celebrating the day when the United States ended its 13 year prohibition of alcohol consumption.It was 5th December 1933, when the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed the amendment thus, ending its 13-year experiment, known as great experiment, which make America to consume alcohol again after a long period of time.

National Repeal Day 2018

National Repeal Day History

The 19th century was a dark period in America. The Women’s Christian Temperance Union, which had been supporting Banning alcohol for many years, believed alcohol was the main cause of social problems and the news speeded all over. Local bars and pubs were destroyed all over the cities in the country. Many people were also killed at that period of time. Because of the destruction, Congress on 16th January 1919 approved the Eighteenth Amendment, banning alcohol and allegedly putting termination to drunkenness, law-breaking, mental ailment, and scarcity.

The 18th Amendment

Sanctioned 16th January 1919

Section 1: After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section 2: The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3: This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution cancelled the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had instructed nationally Ban on alcohol on 16th January 1919. The Twenty-first Amendment was sanctioned on 5th December 1933. It was one of the exceptional amongst the twenty seven amendments of the U.S. Constitution at that time for being the only one to replace a preceding amendment and to have been approved by State Ratifying Conventions.

The 21st Amendment

Sanctioned 5th December 1933

Section 1: The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2: The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3: This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

National Repeal Day Celebrations

  1. Throw a party at your local bars

There are many bars in the cities across the country, where you can book the whole bar and invite your friends there. You can throw a party with your favourite theme, it would be best if you choose a 1920s theme party.

  1. Enjoy new cocktails

There are varieties of cocktails available so don’t just stick to your favourite one and something new and explore the cocktail world. Moreover, it is Repeal Day, so you can’t just restrict yourself to just one or two cocktails. Therefore, here are some of the cocktails varieties and combinations that you must try Whiskey Sour, Gimlet, Sazerac, Martinis, Manhattans, Moscow Mules, Margaritas, Daiquiris, Negronis, Old Fashioneds, etc.

  1. Enjoy Mocktails too

There are also other people who don’t drink and that’s cool too. But it doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy this day. Along with cocktails you will find varieties of mocktails too and some of the amazing mocktail that you should try on this day are: Lemon lavender mocktail, Sparkling berry and pomegranate mocktail, French 75 mocktail, Apple pie Moscow mule, Raspberry mint limeade mocktail, Rose lemon spritzer mocktail, etc.