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Roaring Twenties: Prohibition

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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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Prohibition Negatively Affects America

PROHIBITION: CARTOON, 1920. - American Cartoon On The Establishment Of Prohibition In The United States In 1920.

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

18th Amendment

What did this amendment do?

Prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States.

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 Repealed by amendment 21.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

Volstead Market Day - Prohibition Cartoon

PROHIBITION: CARTOON, 1923. - 'The Volstead Market Day.' American cartoon by Rollin Kirby from the 'New York World,' 1923, commenting on the illegal trade in liquor during prohibition.
PROHIBITION: CARTOON, 1923. - 'The Volstead Market Day.' American Cartoon By Rollin Kirby From The 'New York World,' 1923, Commenting On The Illegal Trade In Liquor During Prohibition.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011.
 

Volstead Act

The Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act of 1919, provided a legal basis for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment.
Alcohol and Prohibition Dictionary and Glossary

Speakeasies


Speakeasy - "A place for the illegal sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, as during Prohibition in the United States."
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Speakeasies replaced legal saloons.
 
PHOTO: Card advertising the 'Man About Town' speakeasy in New York during the American Prohibition era.
Card Advertising The 'Man About Town' Speakeasy In New York During The American Prohibition Era . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 25 Dec 2011.


 

21st Amendment

What did this amendment do?
The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, 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.

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