Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment prohibited Americans from making, selling, and transporting alcohol.  Groups such as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League fought against alcohol and the problems that it seemingly caused.  They won the battle, but only for a short time. This is the only amendment to be repealed, or revoked.

The text of this amendment begins, “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.”

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