- The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which banned the sale, production, and transport of alcohol in the US. The amendment was ratified on January 16, 1919, ushering in the Prohibition era, and was repealed by the ratification of the 21st Amendment on December 5th, 1933. The full text of the amendment reads:
“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 the 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.”