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FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Eighteenth Amendment

 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 Congress.

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Crime Rate

Prohibition had an impact on the crime rate of America. According to a study taken in 30 US cities, there was a 24 percent increase in crime rate between 1920 and 1921. The rate of arrests on account of drunkenness rose 41 percent, and arrests for drunken driving increased 81 percent. Thefts rose 9 percent, and assault and battery incidents rose 13 percent. Before Prohibition, there had only been 4000 federal convicts, and less than 3000 were housed in federal prisons. By 1932, the number of federal convicts had increased 561 percent and the federal prison population increased by 361 percent. Over 2/3of all prisoners in 1930 were convicted on alcohol and drug charges. The homicide rate rose 78%.

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History Of The Prohibition Act Of 1920 In America

History Of The Prohibition Act Of 1920 In America | Jon Wagner- Thesis | Scoop.it
An attempt to ban booze in America, called Prohibition, was by most accounts, a failure. The 18th Amendment to the Constitution was evenually repealed in 1933.
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The Percentage Of Money Lost During Prohibition

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witnessing exponential job loss and closure of many companies, factories and offices.about $861 billion was lost in the form of uncollected federal taxes. While the prohibition was in effect, it is estimated that the government spent a whopping $40 million each year to enforce it. The lost revenue from untaxed alcohol played an important role in getting the prohibition

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