Prohibition Never EndedThe 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution replaced one form of "intoxicating liquor" prohibition with another.
Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919
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.
- Object of prohibition: intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes
- Prohibited actions:
Passed by Congress February 20, 1933. Ratified December 5, 1933
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 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.
- Object of prohibition: delivery or use of intoxicating liquors
- Prohibited actions (in violation of the laws):
The Eighteenth Amendment was passed with good intentions. It had broad support from Christians who longed to turn America into a "no-sin zone," if you will. However, alcohol prohibition produced nothing but disaster. By the early 1930s, alcohol was more abundant and dangerous than ever, and crime had skyrocketed.Addicted to the Drug War
The 13th Amendment follows a similar pattern when it outlaws all forms of slavery except one, which it explicitely legalizes: Slavery Never Ended