Today in Legal History: Beer & Wine Revenue Act Signed
The Beer & Wine Revenue Act was signed by Franklin Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. No fan of prohibition, President Roosevelt signed the Act in order to levy a federal tax on alcoholic beverages to raise federal revenue to get our nation out of the Great Depression. Later that year, in December 1933, the 21st Amendment ending Prohibition, was enacted.
More information is available at:
- The little red book of wine law: a case of legal issues by Carol Robertson, (LAW-3rd Floor@K3935.R62 2008)