Wednesday, December 8, 2010

21st Amendment Video

"Section 1. The eighteenth article of the amendment to the Constitution of the United States hereby repealed.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 here of to the States by the Congress."
- 21st Amendment of the United States of Constitution
This article repeals prohibition. Prohibition was enacted for several reasons but most importantly to better the American Society. Prohibition was suppose to help in lowering the crime rate, however crime rates increased (via revolts, riots, etc), and crime was a prevalent misdemeanor that occurred. By repealing the 18th Amendment law makers were hoping to lower the rate again. 

The video I chose for this amendment is an informative newsreel that talks about the repeal of prohibition. I thought it was interesting because it was an actual reel from the times the amendment was ratified, it's even in black and white! 


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