Amendment XVIII

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.

Passed December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919.


See Table of Amendments.

- - - Books You May Like Include: ----

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent.
A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to ...
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal.
It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outla...
Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City by Michael A. Lerner.
In 1919, the United States embarked on the country's boldest attempt at moral and social reform: Prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the Constitution p...

Share
Popular Pages