Franklin Delano Roosevelt


What constitutional amendment was passed during Roosevelt’s tenure?

The Twenty-first Amendment was ratified in 1933, the first year of Roosevelt’s presidency. The Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, which had established Prohibition. Upon signing the measure, Roosevelt said in part: “I trust in the good sense of the American people that they will not bring upon themselves the curse of the excessive use of intoxicating liquors, to the detriment of health, morals, and social integrity.”


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