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Stats for Stories: *Special Edition* 100th Anniversary, Prohibition Begins (18th Amendment): January 16, 2020

Press Release Number CB20-SFS.05

From the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): Report on the Enforcement of the Prohibition Laws of the United States (January 7, 1931)

I. NATIONAL PROHIBITION, 1. The Eighteenth Amendment and the National Prohibition Act (page 13)

“On December 18, 1917, the joint resolution was adopted by both houses with the required constitutional majority and was transmitted to the states for their consideration. On January 29, 1919, the Secretary of State, by proclamation, announced that on January 16th thirty-six states had ratified the amendment and therefore it had become a part of the Constitution. It was subsequently ratified by ten additional states. It became effective on January 16, 1920, as the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, the pertinent sections of which are as follows:

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Source: 2018 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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Source: 1992-2019 Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey.

Source: 2016 and 2015 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).

Source: 2016 County Business Patterns (CBP). Note: Versions of this table are available back to 2005 by clicking a year.

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

After you create an account, select options for Harmonized System (HS) or HS, select Exports or Imports, type beer, vodka, whiskies, etc. in the Commodity search box, then select options for geography and/or time. Select Report for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

Source: 2012 and 2017 Economic Census. Note: The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing 2017 Economic Census statistics from September 2019 through 2021.

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