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13 January, 2012
(20 February 1933)
|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Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.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.
Proposal and Ratification
The twenty-first amendment to the Constitution was proposed to
the several states by the Seventy-Second Congress, on the 20th
day of February, 1933, and was declared, in a proclamation by the
Secretary of State, dated on the 5th day of December, 1933, to
have been ratified by 36 of the 48 States. The dates of
ratification were: Michigan, April 10, 1933; Wisconsin, April 25,
1933; Rhode Island, May 8, 1933; Wyoming, May 25, 1933; New
Jersey, June 1, 1933; Delaware, June 24, 1933; Indiana, June 26,
1933; Massachusetts, June 26, 1933; New York, June 27, 1933;
Illinois, July 10, 1933; Iowa, July