Monday, November 22, 2010

Amendment 21: Amendment 18 Repealed

"1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

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.

3. The 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."

With this amendment, the eighteen amendment is reversed.  Alcohol is allowed to be consumed in the United States legally.

This clip is from a news report.  Politician A.J. Smith expresses his sentiments about the eighteen amendment being repealed and asserts that prohibition of alcohol serves no purpose or place in the Constitution.

The above is a copy of a newspaper from when the twenty-first amendment was passed.  As seen in the picture, many individuals protested prohibition by carrying signs and picketing to lift the ban.

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