March 1933

US and World Events plus Additional Resources


On March 22, 1933, President Roosevelt signed the Beer and Wine Revenue Act which legalized the sale of beer and wine as a preliminary step to ending Prohibition. The act allowed sale of alcoholic beverages of no more than 3.2 percent alcohol. To read more, visit the FDR Library and Museum blog. Here you can read the President’s message to Congress regarding passage of the act.