WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, January 30th. There have been 27 ratified amendments to the U.S. Constitution over the past 225-plus years, but that total comes with an asterisk. Uniquely, the 21st Amendment repeals the 18th, which began its short career this month 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 Prohibition was repealed in December 1933.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 482 distilleries and over 1,700 breweries, with combined annual sales of about $46 billion per year. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
19th Amendment anniversary/accessed 11/3/2016: http://www.history.com/topics/prohibition
All amendments/accessed 11/3/2016: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution
Distilleries/County Business Patterns/NAICS 31214: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~31214
Distilleries' shipment value/Annual Survey of Manufacturers/NAICS 31214: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~31214
Breweries and employment/County Business Patterns /NAICS 31212: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~31212
Brewery sales/Annual Survey of Manufacturers/NAICS 31212: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~31212
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau