h1933 – Prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States officially ended when the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment.ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-first_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the Eighteenth ...
It used to be legal to send kids in the mail.When domestic parcel post service was introduced in the United States in 1913, Americans were finally able to send packages across the country at an affordable rate. Early on, some people chose to abuse this new service. At least two people sent their stamp-covered children through the mail before the Postmaster General was able to issue new regulations banning the practice. The National Postal Museum still has this humorous picture on display.
V-J Day in Times Square, a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, "In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers."
Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 - 1933. The ban was mandated by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban & defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited. Private ownership and consumption of alcohol was not made illegal. It ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment, on Dec 5,1933