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Twenty-First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Published December 5, 1933


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Twenty-First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution repealed the 18th amendment that had established prohibition. The 21st amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933.

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 The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.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

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