Twenty-First Amendment to the United States Constitution
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The Twenty-First Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress on February 20, 1933. It was ratified December 5, 1933.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the amendment in its original form. Sections that are linked have since been amended or superseded.
Text of Section 1:
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Text of 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.
Text of 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.