Happy Repeal Day

December 5th, 2008 | Posted by Jay Brooks

Today is, of course, the 75th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment with the ratification of the 21st Amendment. Drink a toast to the freedom to have a legal alcoholic beverage today. See where your state fell in the ratification process below.

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The following states ratified the amendment:

1. Michigan (April 10, 1933)
2. Wisconsin (April 25, 1933)
3. Rhode Island (May 8, 1933)
4. Wyoming (May 25, 1933)
5. New Jersey (June 1, 1933)
6. Delaware (June 24, 1933)
7. Indiana (June 26, 1933)
8. Massachusetts (June 26, 1933)
9. New York (June 27, 1933)
10. Illinois (July 10, 1933)
11. Iowa (July 10, 1933)
12. Connecticut (July 11, 1933)
13. New Hampshire (July 11, 1933)
14. California (July 24, 1933)
15. West Virginia (July 25, 1933)
16. Arkansas (August 1, 1933)
17. Oregon (August 7, 1933)
18. Alabama (August 8, 1933)
19. Tennessee (August 11, 1933)
20. Missouri (August 29, 1933)
21. Arizona (September 5, 1933)
22. Nevada (September 5, 1933)
23. Vermont (September 23, 1933)
24. Colorado (September 26, 1933)
25. Washington (October 3, 1933)
26. Minnesota (October 10, 1933)
27. Idaho (October 17, 1933)
28. Maryland (October 18, 1933)
29. Virginia (October 25, 1933)
30. New Mexico (November 2, 1933)
31. Florida (November 14, 1933)
32. Texas (November 24, 1933)
33. Kentucky (November 27, 1933)
34. Ohio (December 5, 1933)
35. Pennsylvania (December 5, 1933)
36. Utah (December 5, 1933)

Ratification was completed on December 5, 1933. The amendment was subsequently ratified by the following states:

1. Maine (December 6, 1933)
2. Montana (August 6, 1934)

In addition, the following state rejected the amendment:

1. South Carolina (December 4, 1933)

North Carolina voters rejected a convention to consider the amendment on November 7, 1933 The following states have not ratified the amendment:

1. Nebraska
2. Kansas
3. Mississippi
4. Oklahoma
5. Louisiana
6. North Dakota
7. South Dakota
8. Georgia

For more information, check out Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition.

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2 Responses to “Happy Repeal Day”

  1. Shane Cauley Says:

    I am trying to find the point, Givin our current deployment. Cheyenne Wyoming is the right place for the super computer.

  2. Jeremy Hirsch Says:

    Michigan was the first state to repeal prohibition! My fiance grew up in MI and I always tease her that she is from the “Burnout State.” Many people I have met from MI were heavy drinkers in high school and college. Seems that has been the case for a long time!
    I guess that’s why I live there now. Call of the wild. Michigan craft brews are the best!