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  Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amendment XVIII (the Eighteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution, along with the Volstead Act (which defined "intoxicating liquors"), established Prohibition in the United States.
The amendment was subsequently repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment on December 5, 1933.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eighteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (333 words)

 ELS - ERD - Law By Country - United States Substantive Law - Constitution of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Amendment X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Thirty-ninth Congress, on the 13th of June, 1866.
The twenty-first amendment to the Constitution was proposed to the several states by the Seventy-Second Congress, on the 20th day of February, 1933, and was declared, in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated on the 5th day of December, 1933, to have been ratified by 36 of the 48 States.
www.law.emory.edu /FEDERAL/usconst/amend.html   (2848 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.
The U.S. Constitution styles itself the "supreme law of the land." Courts have interpreted this phrase to mean that when laws (including state constitutions) that have been passed by state legislatures, or by the (national) U.S. Congress, are found to conflict with the federal constitution, these laws are ultra vires and have no effect.
The United States is a common law country, and courts are obliged to follow the precedents established in prior cases.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /United_States_Constitution   (5274 words)

 Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The last state needed to ratify was Connecticut which ratified it in 1913, one year prior to the United States Senate election, 1914.
The Seventeenth Amendment is one of the "Progressive Amendments"; they were passed during the Progressive Era, with the support of the political group known as the "Progressives".
The other Progressive amendments were: the 16th amendment, which created the income tax; the 18th amendment, which started Prohibition of alcoholic beverages; and the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seventeenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (1325 words)

 The 18th Amendment
Upon ratification of the amendment by the states, Congress voted its approval in October 1919, and enacted it into law as the National Prohibition Act of 1920.
Drafting of the amendment and of the bill was the work, in large part, of Wayne Wheeler, the legislative lawyer of the Anti-Saloon League.
The enforcement arm of the 18th amendment was the Volstead Act which placed the authority to enforce the amendment in the lap of the Treasury Department and defined what legally constituted an alcoholic beverage.
www.albany.edu /~wm731882/18th_amendment_final.html   (515 words)

 Prohibition, Its Repeal, and Title 27 USC
When the twenty-first article of amendment to the United States Constitution repealed the eighteenth, all federal legislation that rested on it was inoperative in the states of the union.
But, as constitutional prohibititions and restraints does not apply to Puerto Rico, the National Prohibition Act, though initially passed as a result of the 18th amendment, is still in effect there, codified at 48 USC § 734a.
Such provisions of that act and subsequent legislation as were dependent upon the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution became inoperative by adoption of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution on Dec. 5, 1933, repealing the 18th Amendment.
home.earthlink.net /~walterk1/Patr/IRC/IRS_Title27.html   (1241 words)

 The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
www.usconstitution.net /const.html   (5201 words)

 FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Eighteenth Amendment
The liability became complete upon occurrence of the breach of the express contractual condition and a civil action for recovery was viewed as unaffected by the loss of penal sanctions.
United States Marshal for Eastern Dist. of New York, 143 F.2d 830 (2d Cir.
The Twenty-first Amendment containing ''no saving clause as to prosecutions for offenses therefore committed,'' these holdings were rendered unavoidable by virtue of the well-established principle that after ''the expiration or repeal of a law, no penalty can be enforced, nor punishment inflicted, for violations of the law committed while it was in force.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /data/constitution/amendment18   (730 words)

 sociology - United States Prohibition Party
The Prohibition Party is a political party in the United States.
The party's greatest success was in 1919, with the passage of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed the production, sale, transportation, import, and export of alcohol.
National prohibition was repealed by the 21st Amendment in 1933.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Prohibition_Party   (292 words)

 21: Prohibition repealed
The law now allowed individual states to regulate the sale and importation of alcoholic beverages.
Under the 21st Amendment, Pennsylvania gave itself a monopoly on the sale of liquor and wine, establishing a series of "State Stores" to sell those items, while the sale of beer was assigned to licensed distributors and bars.
Ashlynn Rose Miller, 8 months old, won't enjoy the fruits of the 21st Amendment for another 20 years and 4 months.
www.post-gazette.com /nation/20021127amendment_21p9.asp   (286 words)

 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
A list of Early Congressional Documents from the Constitutional Convention and the Continental Congress.
The full text amendments 11 through 27 to the Constitution that have been ratified.
The full text of amendments to the Constitution that have been proposed but not ratified.
www.house.gov /Constitution/Amend.html   (126 words)

 Constitution of the United States: 18th Amendment
The complete text of the US Constitution and Amendments.
Bill of Rights: 1 - The Ten Original Amendments
Bill of Rights: 2 - The Ten Original Amendments
www.fathermag.com /US_Constitution/18th_amendment.shtml   (222 words)

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