Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: July 8-14

July 14, 1939 "NEW YORK, Thursday...A number of letters have come to me complaining bitterly about the fact that I said in an article recently that the repeal of prohibition had been a crusade carried on by women. I know quite well, of course, that the Democratic Party took the stand in its platform that … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: July 8-14

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1933 Repeal of Prohibition Footed Glass Bowl  (MO 2009.19.6)   During his 1932 presidential campaign, FDR promised to end Prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1921, prohibited the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors within the United States. When Roosevelt took office in 1933, a constitutional amendment to repeal Prohibition was already making … Continue reading From the Museum