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21st Amendment

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Transcript of 21st Amendment

21st Amendment
by Joseph Vargas
& Joy Barredo

What is the 21st Amendment?
Section 1.
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Section 2.
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.
Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several states, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the states by the Congress.
Section 1
Why repeal the 18th Amendment?
President Franklin Roosevelt
was one of the many supporters for the 21st Amendment
America responded to his “plea to the American people to employ their regained liberty first of all for national manliness.”
ratified on December 5, 1933
The 21st Amendment repeals the 18th Amendment, gives individual states the authority to change there laws on alcohol sales, consumption, etc.
18th Amendment produces all kinds of problems like factory workers losing their jobs, the raising of the crime lord Al Capone and the 21st Amendment ended these problems
President Franklin Roosevelt ended prohibition
gives State and Local Governments ability to regulate the use of alcohol (Thanks to the 10th Amendment)
Each state can:
vary alcohol sale hours where distributed
how much can be bought
what type can be sold
Used the State Convention Method
3/4's of the United States needed to ratify the 21st Amendment before either Section 1 or Section2 goes into effect
Section 3
Section 2
many working in factories lost their jobs
sparked a lot of protests
gang/mob related crimes
i.e bootlegging, murder
secret bars/speakeasies
Known as the most famous bootlegger and gang leader of Chicago, Al Capone
election platform was based on repealing the 18th Amendment
Why should we care?
nat'l govt learned they do not have power to control our diets
this is what prevents them from regulating against fast food and sodas
alcohol and fast food might not be healthy but as citizens we have the choice on what to consume
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