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Running Head: PROHIBITION: THE BAN OF ALCOHOL SALES 1ProhibitionKimberly EdwardsGrand Canyon University: PCN 527May 31, 2017
PROHIBITION 2American’s view on alcohol changed with prohibition. In 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution took effect and banned alcohol. It was repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment, which makes it the only Amendment to be repealed from the United States Constitution. The majority of Americans’ knowledge pertaining to this law stops here. The details in the language used in the amendment tell a much more thorough story. DescriptionThe Eighteenth Amendment called for the banning of alcohol manufacturing, sales, and transportation of intoxicating liquors but did not prohibit the consumption of alcohol by an individual. This was not the first time the United States faced banning of alcohol. Individual states passed laws pertaining to the exclusion of alcohol dating back to the early 1800’s (Prohibition, 2017). Initially a temporary prohibition was passed in 1917, during World War I, to save grain for food. Congress presented the amendment to the states while under the temporary ban which stipulated a seven-year time limit due to Senators’ reluctance to pass this law.

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