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Happy Belated New Beer’s Eve

By Frederick N. Rasmussen (The Baltimore Sun, 4/13/2009) Thirty-three days after taking office, Congress fulfilled one of FDR’s campaign promises when the “wets” passed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which raised the alcohol allowed in “near beer” from 0.5 percent to 3.2 … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Baltimore, Maryland 1918-1933

Compiled by Michael T. Walsh, University of Maryland Baltimore County for the Maryland State Archives The constitutional enactment of national prohibition in 1920 and its progressive aim of uplifting American society only lasted until 1933. Public opinion evolved in those … Continue reading

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