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U.S. Constitution – Amendment 18

Amendment 18 – Liquor Abolished

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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.

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

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.

Notes for this amendment:
Proposed 12/18/1917
Ratified 1/16/1919
Repealed by the 21st Amendment, 12/5/1933

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