Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress on December 18, 1917. It was ratified January 16, 1919. It was later repealed by Amendment XXI

Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by Amendment XVIII.

Note: The following text is a transcription of the amendment in its original form. Sections that are linked have since been amended or superseded.

Section 1

Text of 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

Text of Section 2:

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

Section 3

Text of 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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