Blaine Act

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Blaine Act
Great Seal of the United States
Long title Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Nicknames Senate Joint Resolution 211
Enacted by the 72nd United States Congress
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S.J.Res. 211 by John J. Blaine (R-WI) on February 14, 1933
  • Passed the Senate on February 16, 1933 (69-27)
  • Passed the House on February 20, 1933 (294-126)

The Blaine Act was sponsored by Wisconsin Senator John J. Blaine and passed by the United States Senate on February 16, 1933. It initiated the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which established Prohibition in the United States. The repeal was formally adopted as the 21st Amendment to the Constitution on December 5, 1933.

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