Constitution of the United States - 18th Amendment


Main Document: Constitution of the United States
Date: January 16, 1919
Topics: Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution established the prohibition on the manufacture and sale of alcohol, until its repeal.

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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 the 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.

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