Amendments To
The Constitution of the United States of America
Amendment 18: Prohibition on sale of alcohol.

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

Proposed: December 18, 1917
Ratified: January 29, 1919