WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Saturday, January 16th. There have been 27 ratified amendments to the U.S. Constitution over the past 224-plus years, but that total comes with an asterisk. Uniquely, the 21st Amendment repeals the 18th, which began its short career this day in 1919. That amendment launched the Prohibition Era, a well-intentioned act of social hygiene, seeking to ban the availability of alcoholic beverages. The unintended consequences, though, were perhaps worse — vast flouting of the law by the public and a boost to organized crime. Prohibition was repealed in December 1933. In the no-longer-dry U.S., there are over 330 distilleries and 1,560 breweries, with combined annual sales of about $46.5 billion per year. Profile America is in its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
19th Amendment anniversary/accessed 11/10/2015: http://www.brainyhistory.com/events/1920/january_16_1920_80468.html
All amendments/accessed 11/10/2015: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution
Distilleries/NAICS 31214: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Breweries/NAICS 31212: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Distilleries' shipment value: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2013_31VS101&prodType=table
Breweries shipment value/NAICS 312120: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2013_31VS101&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau