Monday, April 25, 2011

Eighteenth Amendment

Prohibition of liquor
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.

What does this mean?
Most simply put this mean that the consumption and selling of alcohol was prohibited by all. The main people who were leading the prohibition movement were led by the Womens Christian Temperance Union. Many believe that prohibition was whet started organized crime.  

Why this video?
This video shows some awesome footage from prohibition and while doing so it explains the 18th amendment. I thought this videos was crazy! They were dumping gout so much alcohol!

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