Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Nationwide Prohibition began in the United States January 17, 1920, when the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The 18th amendment was ratified in 1919, and was repealed on December 5, 1933, with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment. Elsewhere on the HeadlinesTo Evade Pre-Prohibition Drinking … Continue reading Prohibition