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Roaring Twenties

Prohibition Negatively Affects America

Prohibition Cartoon
PROHIBITION CARTOON. - American Cartoon On The Establishment Of Prohibition In The United States In 1920.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 13 Dec 2011.

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Historically speaking, Prohibition was "the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment."
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18th Amendment

What did this amendment do?

Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21.

Section 1.
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.

Section 2.
The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3.
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.

Constitution of the United States: http://www.archives.gov

21st Amendment

What did this amendment do?
The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th, the first time an amendment had been repealed by another.
http://www.usconstitution.net/constamnotes.html#Am21

Passed by Congress February 20, 1933. Ratified December 5, 1933.
Section 1.
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Section 2.
The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.
Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.