Joint Resolution Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Sixty-Fifth Congress of the United States
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein, That the following amendment to the Constitution be, and hereby is, proposed to the States, to become valid as a part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of the several States as provided by the Constitution:
"SECTION 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
"SEC. 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
"SEC. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided by the Constitution, within seven years from the date of submission hereof to the States by the Congress."Champ Clark.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.Thos. R. Marshall
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.
I certify that this Joint Resolution originated in the Senate. James M. Baker, Secretary.
Deposited in the Department of State December 19, 1917.