The repeal of Prohibition was a big step in the United States legal system. Citizens became were getting tired of this Prohibition Law. In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt had incorporated the Cullen-Harrison Act which allowed the selling and manufacturing of a beer with 3.2 percent alcohol. This act had transformed to becoming a law. This had led to the repeal of the eighteenth amendment completely. Eventually this led to the ratification of the Twenty First Amendment. This amendment gave each state the right to decide whether they would want to ban alcohol or legalize it. The state of Mississippi was the last state to repeal Prohibition.
Social Problems in the United States accredited to the ban of alcohol. Murderers had limited themselves to gambling and stealing instead of killing until 1920. When Prohibition was repealed in the United States, most breweries did not reopen. Prohibition had taken a toll on the brewing industry. It was a difficult task to get the breweries up and running again. Not only was it a difficult time for the brewing industry, the wine industry had suffered also. Grape vines for wines had been destroyed. The only grapes that flourished were low quality. Because of the ban of alcohol, underhanded wine making made it impossible to take care of high quality grapes. Wine makers had given up or went to another country that allowed the production of wines. One of the most notable social problem that accredited to Prohibition was crime rates decreasing. With the Prohibition Law, Americans realized how much of an impact excessive alcoholism had on the country.
Today, Prohibition is not in effect. Many claim that Prohibition was a failed attempt. However, it is easy to see that Prohibition had made a huge impact on the United States and how Americans view alcohol. Many people feel that the government should not have been involved in the irresponsibility of personal issues. Excess drinking and deaths due to alcohol gluttony was viewed as personal responsibilities. Involvement of the government was viewed unnecessary. However, in recent years, many believe that because the government made it aware that alcohol was becoming a problem in the United States, Americans who suffered from alcohol related deaths or injuries have decreased in time.
Prohibition is often discredited and forgotten. However, it has shaped the United States into a more responsible country. Because of the impact that Prohibition had on the United States and the changes that came about from it, Prohibition helped Americans realize what life without excessive alcoholism was like. Anything in excess is an overkill.