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Update: Pennsylvania’s historic vote to end booze control

March 22, 2013 By Scott Bomboy

Late on Thursday night, Pennsylvania’ House of Representatives approved a law to end the state’s Prohibition-era monopoly on alcohol sales.

Philly bartenders' best Prohibition cocktails

March 15, 2013 By NCC Staff

Just in time for the weekend, here's a look at the winning recipes from the National Constitution Center's competition challenging Philadelphia mixologists to concoct the "Best '20s-Inspired Cocktail" in honor of the Center's acclaimed exhibition, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

Pennsylvania to fight one of Prohibition’s last battles

January 30, 2013 By Scott Bomboy

The constitutional issue of Prohibition remains alive, in spirit, in Pennsylvania, but the commonwealth’s liquor control system might be under siege from the state’s governor.

Happy birthday, 21st Amendment!

December 5, 2012 By Holly Munson

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 21st Amendment (ratified December 5, 1933). Here’s what you need to know!

The Klan’s indirect role in fostering the Jazz Age

November 28, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

In an interesting footnote in history, the Ku Klux Klan played an indirect role with a popular independent record company that played a much larger role in the growth of jazz music.

More states ponder legal marijuana as feds loom

November 27, 2012 By Scott Bomboy

The battle over the legal recreational use of marijuana may be headed to New England, as officials in Colorado and Washington wait to see how the federal government will react to their new pro-pot laws.

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