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The twenty First Amendment accomplished the end of prohibition

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The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, repealing the 18th Amendment, which outlawed trafficking in 'intoxicating liquors.' The 21st Amendment was passed in order to undo the 18th Amendment. In short, a constitutional amendment, or any law, is repealed when it is found unconstitutional. Aside from the obvious issue of public opinion (people wanted to drink), it is important to note that, by and large, the constitution does not create prohibitions or restrict rights, rather the constitution restricts the government in order to ensure the broadest rights and privileges for Americans.

The 18th Amendment was a departure from this, and took away rights from the states and from U.S. citizens. As such, it was an inappropriate amendment, and should never have been ratified, being contrary to the spirit of the constitution itself. The very language of the U.S. Constitution specifies that all rights not specifically granted to the U.S. government through the constitution are reserved to the individual state governments, so the 18th Amendment overstepped the authority of government. But, once it became a part of the constitution, the only way to correct this was with another amendment. Thus the 21st Amendment came to be.

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The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th amendment and allowed alcohol to be sold and purchased again within the United States. It was ratified on December 5, 1933.

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What did the first amendment accomplish?

The twenty First Amendment accomplished the end of prohibition


Which amendment does the Twenty First Amendment repeal?

The twenty-first amendment repeals the eighteenth amendment.


The Twenty-first amendment brought an end to what?

The Twenty-First Amendment brought an end to Prohibition (the Eighteenth Amendment). The Twenty-first amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933.


The 21 amendment?

The Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, which was prohibition.


The twenty first amendment eliminated this?

Prohibition


What is the amendment that ended prohinranation?

twenty - first


What was the result of the Twenty-first amendment?

Prohibition was repealed 18th amendment repealed


In 1933 congress repealed prohibition with what?

the twenty First Amendment.


Which Amendment ended Prohibition?

The Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and ended Prohibition in 1933.


Does the 18th Amendment exist?

It exists, but the twenty-first amendment repealed it, or made it inactive.


The eighteenth amendment prohibition was reversed by the what amendment?

The twenty first amendment reversed the 18 amendment


In 1933 the twenty first amendment brought an end to?

Prohibition is the answer.