The Main Purpose Of The 21st Amendment (Prohibition)

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The 21st amendment was ratified to put an end the 18th amendment (prohibition). The 21st amendment was officially ratified on December 5, 1933. The main purpose of the 21st amendment was to lower crime rates because during the 18th amendment, because even though it was illegal to drink alcohol, people would still drink alcohol. The prohibition also brought on a new type of criminal which were called bootleggers. Bootlegger gangs started off by just smuggling alcohol but then that led to even more more crimes like gang wars and murders. With the 21st amendment and allowing the sale of alcohol, the United states economy benefited tremendously. It created jobs for people and it brought a great amount of revenue for people to be able to sell again.