Democratic Candidate FDR Calls For End Of Prohibition

1932

“This convention wants repeal. Your candidate wants repeal. And I am confident that the United States of America wants repeal,” Roosevelt said in his speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Earlier in his career, he had been supportive of Prohibition. Some credit FDR’s switch to the 1929 stock market crash, the resulting Depression, and his belief that a revived liquor industry would create jobs and help get the economy back on track.