The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (18th Amendment)
Amendment XVIII. (Prohibition)
Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21.
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
1920s Anti-Alcohol Commercial
- The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 11-27, from The National Archives
- Eighteenth Amendment – CRS Annotated Constitution
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The 18th Amendment Explained: The Constitution for Dummies Series
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- “Federalism and the Constitution: Limits on Congressional Power,” CRS Report RL30315 (31-page PDF)
- “Ratification of Amendments to the U.S. Constitution,” CRS Report 97-922 (7-page PDF)
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A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That Drug Prohibition Has Failed
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Prohibition and the Mafia (1of3)
PBS Prohibition 1 of 3 A Nation of Drunkards 2011
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